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Thoracoscopic removal of a displaced thoracoamniotic shunt in a newborn with antenatal pleural effusion—a case report
Thoracoamniotic shunt has been considered as a treatment for antenatal pleural effusion and complication is rare. In majority of cases, the shunt can be removed uneventfully. In this article, we reported a rare complication of shunt migration resulting in the need of thoracoscopic removal at newborn period. The patient born at 39+3 weeks of gestation suffered from antenatal chylothorax detected at 28 weeks and was managed by intrauterine thoracoamniotic shunt insertion. This was complicated bydoi:10.21037/tp-20-74 fatcat:zvzruxnoljcx3ijbthcdkgekrm