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CONGENITAL CHYLOTHORAX OF THE NEWBORN: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT IN THREE PICTURES

Authors
  • C Bellini
  • R Cabano
  • T Bellini
  • F Boccardo
  • G Morcaldi
  • LA Ramenghi

Abstract

There is general agreement regarding the evident need for an international, multicenter trial including long-term follow-up to establish the correct criteria for diagnosing and managing congenital chylothorax. In an attempt to identify these criteria, which could then be used to draft a prospective multicenter trial, we propose three flow-charts showing three algorithms that could be used to: 1) obtain a definitive diagnosis of pleural chylous effusion; 2) specifically focus on chyle leakage evolution and etiology of chylothorax; and 3) focus on the management of congenital chylothorax. The aim of the algorithms we propose is to build the basis on which a strongly needed multicenter trial might be structured.

Keywords: congenital chylothorax, newborn, algorithm, diagnosis, therapy

How to Cite:

Bellini, C. & Cabano, R. & Bellini, T. & Boccardo, F. & Morcaldi, G. & Ramenghi, L., (2016) “CONGENITAL CHYLOTHORAX OF THE NEWBORN: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT IN THREE PICTURES”, Lymphology 49(3), p.150-156.

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Published on
21 Feb 2016
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