Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ben Shillitoe,
Dr Janet Berrington,
Dr Naveen Athiraman
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© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group Aim: The aim of this study is to add to the scant literature on congenital pleural effusions to aid counselling and clinical management decisions. Methods: Retrospective case series of 15 years of congenital pleural effusions resulting in live birth in a single tertiary foetal medicine/neonatal centre in North East England. Results: Data were available for 21 infants. Mortality rates were 43% overall. All spontaneous resolution occurred within 9 d, and active management was used where effusions persisted beyond this. Conclusion: Prematurity was associated with a poor prognosis. Resolution without active management occurred before day 10 and active strategies should be considered by this time.
Author(s): Shillitoe BMJ, Berrington J, Athiraman N
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Online publication date: 19/05/2017
Acceptance date: 17/05/2017
ISSN (print): 1476-7058
ISSN (electronic): 1476-4954
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd
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