[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Other Articles
May 1926

CHYLOTHORAX IN THE NEW-BORN INFANTREPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

MINNEAPOLIS
From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota.

Am J Dis Child. 1926;31(5):654-656. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1926.04130050054004
Abstract

Recently, a most unusual and at first perplexing intrathoracic condition was discovered in a new-born infant, which we considered of sufficient rarity and interest to justify reporting.

REPORT OF CASE  B., a boy, was born Oct. 2, 1924, weighing 3,250 Gm. The delivery was entirely normal and respiration started promptly and the baby appeared to be perfectly well until the fourth day after birth. At this time he suddenly became quite cyanotic and had great difficulty with respiration. One grain of caffein sodium benzoate was administered by hypodermic injection and oxygen inhalations were given, following which the condition of the baby distinctly improved. In addition, 30 cc. of citrated blood was injected subcutaneously. A short time later, an examination of the baby revealed that the right side of the thorax failed to expand on inspiration. The percussion note was dull over the entire right side of the chest, and the

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×