- Isolated congenital chylothorax is found in about 1 in 10,000 births.
- Usually presents with polyhydramnios at around 26 weeks’ gestation.
- Unilateral (25% of cases) or bilateral anechoic area surrounding the lung. Subjectively classified as mild, moderate or severe and in the latter case if unilateral there is mediastinal shift.
- In half of the cases the effusion is isolated and in the other half there is associated hydrops with skin edema and / or ascites.” Read More