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Percutaneous relief of tension pneumomediastinum in a child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15061183     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this article was to describe the experience of relieving tension pneumomediastinum by a fluoroscopic-guided percutaneous method. We inserted a percutaneous drainage catheter with a Heimlich valve under fluoroscopic guidance to relieve the tension pneumomediastinum in a 2-year-old girl who suffered from dermatomyositis with lung involvement. This allowed immediate relief without the need for surgery. The procedure was repeated for relapsed tension pneumomediastinum. Good immediate results were achieved in each attempt. We conclude that percutaneous relief of pneumomediastinum under fluoroscopic guidance can be performed safely and rapidly in patients not fit for surgery.
Helen Hoi-lun Chau; Philip Chong-hei Kwok; Albert Kwok-hung Lai; Tsz Wo Fan; Susan Chi-hum Chan; Ting Yat Miu; Grace Lai-har Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0174-1551     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:    2003 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-05     Completed Date:  2004-04-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003538     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  561-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology and Imaging, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 30 Gascoigne Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Drainage / instrumentation,  methods
Mediastinal Emphysema / radiography,  therapy*
Treatment Outcome

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