Management of Newborn Lymphangiectasia and Chylothorax After Cardiac Surgery With Octreotide Infusion

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Abstract

Postoperative chylothorax compromises nutrition, immune function, coagulation, and fluid status. We report rapid short-term suppression of chylothorax by octreotide in an infant after surgery for complex congenital heart disease complicated by lymphangiectasia.

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