Fetal chylothorax

Fetal chylothorax is defined as the presence of lymphatic fluid within the pleural cavity of the fetus.

  • may show echogenic fluid in the pleural cavities

Some of the describe management options include:

  • in-utero pleuro amniotic shunt
  • pleurocentesis
  • pleural drainage after birth
  • pleurodesis
  • intrapleural injection of OK-432
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Article information

rID: 25866
System: Obstetrics
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • chylothorax of fetus
  • Antenatal chylothorax

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