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Povidone-iodine pleurodesis for congenital chylothorax of the newborn
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    Response to the article: Povidone-iodine pleurodesis for congenital chylothorax of the newborn

    To the editor: As part of a review of the literature regarding the use of Povidone iodine (PVI) to perform chemical pleurodesis in the management of congenital chylothorax (CCT), we read with great interest the case reported by Resch et al (1) and their following conclusion: "the risk-benefit assessment of PVI pleurodesis in the treatment of congenital chylothorax does not support its routine use as it may be associate...

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    Povidone-iodine pleurodesis for congenital chylothorax of the newborn (Resch et al.)

    To the editor: We read with interest the case report on the use of polividon-iodine (PVI) to perform chemical pleurodesis in newborns and the short literature review on further 12 cases in 5 publications by Resch et al.[1]. We found another most recent publication from 2015 on a series of 5 young infants with a success rate of 80%[2]. We agree with Resch et al., who conclude that "the risk-benefit assessment of PVI pleur...

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