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Percutaneous catheter evacuation of a pneumatocele in an extremely premature infant with respiratory failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  13679944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Progression of pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE) to single or multiple pneumatoceles is uncommon, but may be seen in extremely premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) on mechanical ventilation, after bacterial pneumonia and after suction catheter-induced airway trauma. While most premature infants with pneumatoceles are managed conservatively, mechanical decompression may be necessary.(1-3) Prior descriptions of neonatal intensive-care management of pneumatoceles in premature infants are individual case reports. We report the case of a 1-month-old extremely premature infant with RDS and respiratory failure from superimposed respiratory syncytial viral pneumonitis, PIE, and an enlarging pneumatocele, which was successfully managed with a percutaneously placed pigtail catheter.
Alan M Fujii; Steven Moulton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0743-8346     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-18     Completed Date:  2004-02-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  516-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology Division, Maternity 6, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, One Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, MA 02118, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chest Tubes*
Decompression, Surgical / methods*
Disease Progression
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight*
Pulmonary Emphysema / complications*,  therapy*
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / complications*
Suction / methods

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