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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 374-376

Octreotide treatment in a neonate with non-chylous pleural effusion


Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, School of Medicine, Akdeniz University, Konyaalti, Antalya, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Salih Kalay
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, School of Medicine, Akdeniz University
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.125452

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Fetal pleural effusion is a rare condition. While it may regress spontaneously, it may also continue up to the post-natal period. This condition may be treated by thoracentesis, thoracoabdominal shunt application and pleurodesis in the intrauterine period while thoracentesis or tube thoracostomy may be used in the post-natal period. In cases where the fluid is defined to represent chylothorax, octreotide, a somatostatin analogue, may be administered for treatment. In this case report, we discussed the outcomes of treatment with octreotide administered in a neonatal case under follow-up due to fetal pleural effusion and with non-chylous ascites detected in the post-natal period.


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