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Alteration of capnogram as the first sign of pneumothorax in an infant who underwent bronchoscopy with jet ventilation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19527971     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 3-month-old male infant underwent rigid bronchoscopy with manual jet ventilation due to persistent right upper lobe collapse under capnographic surveillance. The CO2 waveform abruptly vanished soon after application of jet ventilation, while breath sounds decreased gradually until the left side breath sounds were barely audible. Progressive abdominal distension with protruding umbilicus was also detected at the same time. Under the impression of bilateral tension pneumothorax, emergent needle decompression was carried out. In this case, the sudden onset of CO2 waveform change was the first warning sign of pneumothorax, which is the most common complication of jet ventilation. Therefore, we strongly recommend that continuous capnographic surveillance be applied during bronchoscopy with jet ventilation.
Feng-Fang Tsai; Kai-Yu Wang; Li-Kuei Chen; Shou-Zen Fan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta anaesthesiologica Taiwanica : official journal of the Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologists     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1875-4597     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-16     Completed Date:  2009-08-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101214918     Medline TA:  Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  92-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
High-Frequency Jet Ventilation / adverse effects*
Pneumothorax / diagnosis,  etiology*

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