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From: Chylothorax after surgery on congenital heart disease in newborns and infants -risk factors and efficacy of MCT-diet

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Recommendation for the management of chylothorax. Possibly treatable causes for chylothorax should be ruled out or treated before symptomatic therapy is started. Before more invasive and long-lasting therapies are started, one attempt to treat chylothorax with MCT-diet should be done (efficacy to treat chylothorax is 70% within acceptable treatment period). Abbr.: MCT = fatty acid-free MCT-enriched diet; TPN = total parenteral nutrition.

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