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          VOLUME 46 / ISSUE 1


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4 - Octreotide treatment in neonatal chylothorax: a case report

Muhittin Çelik, Ali Bülbül, Sinan Uslu, Nihat Sever, Emrah Can

Chylothorax is defined as accumulation of chylous fluid in pleural cavity which may be caused by congenital and acquired diseases. During neonatal period, chylothorax treatment is composed of conservative( pleural drainage, termination of enteral feeding, total parenteral nutrition and supplementation with medium-chain triglycerides) and surgical therapies(ductus thoracicus ligation, pleuredesis). Nowadays, for cases among which conservative therapies fail, treatment with octreotide has been reported to be beneficial with promising results. A neonate who developed chylothorax after congenital diaphragmatic hernia operation and who was successfully treated with octreotide after failure of conservative treatment is presented in this case report.

Keywords: Neonate, chylothorax, octreotide, congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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