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Table 2

Data of children with congenital chylothorax.

Case Age/Sex GA/BBW (gm) Triglyceride levels in pleural fluid (mmol/l) Total number of cells and lymphocytes (cells/ml) Site Drainage days
1 4d/M 39/4000 9.8 1460 Left 22
2* 5d/F 39/3250 1.6 2479 Right No drainage
3 1d/M 38/3305 2.1 3790 Right 25
4 9d/M 38/3200 3.9 5690 Right 5
5 1d/M 37/3350 1.5 1180 Bilateral 31
*

Intrapartum sono-guided thoracentesis was performed at GA 32 wks.