Statistics from Altmetric.com
Chemical pleurodesis with povidone-iodine (PVI) in neonates has been first described by Brissaud et al 1 in four cases of congenital chylothorax (CCT). Since this report, a few more cases of PVI pleurodesis have been reported in the literature.2–5 Adding our own experience of a fatal case of CCT with histologically proven pulmonary lymphangiectasis, we aimed to summarise the current evidence for PVI pleurodesis in case of CCT by means of a literature review.
We report the case of a preterm infant (29 weeks’ gestational age, birth weight 1530 g) born by caesarean section (antenatal steroids were given 17 days before birth; Apgar scores at 1/5/10 min were 4/7/7, respectively) with bilateral pleural effusions requiring chest …
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.