Necrotizing Enterocolitis after Octreotide Treatment in a Preterm Newborn with Idiopathic Congenital Chylothorax

Mehmet Büyüktiryaki, Mehmet Yekta Oncel, Nilufer Okur, Turan Derme, Serife Suna Oguz

Abstract


Octreotide, a somatostatin analogue, has been used for the management of patients with refractory chylothorax. Side effects related to the gastrointestinal system associated with octreotide are necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and focal intestinal perforation. NEC is the most common and dangerous gastrointestinal emergency in premature infants. We present the development of necrotizing enterocolitis after octreotide treatment in a preterm infant with idiopathic congenital chylothorax which settled after discontinuation of octreotide.


Keywords


Congenital chylothorax; Octreotide; Necrotizing enterocolitis; Preterm

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21699/ajcr.v8i5.628

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