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Spontaneous multiseptated cystic pneumomediastinum in a term newborn.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19133573     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pneumomediastinum usually occurs after assisted ventilation. Spontaneous pneumomediastinum without preceding assisted ventilation, and presenting as a huge cystic mass in a term newborn infant has rarely been reported. We report a term baby who developed respiratory distress at 2 days of age. A huge cystic tumor of the thymus or a congenital mediastinal cystic tumor was initially suggested by chest radiography and computed tomography. Follow-up chest film revealed a "spinnaker sail sign" which is a typical radiographic presentation of pneumomediastinum.
Cheng-Ting Lee; Po-Nien Tsao; Steven Shinn-Forng Peng; Suh-Fang Jeng; Hung-Chieh Chou; Chien-Yi Chen; Wu-Shiun Hsieh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics and neonatology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1875-9572     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-12     Completed Date:  2009-02-06     Revised Date:  2009-02-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101484755     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neonatol     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-200     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Cysts / radiography
Infant, Newborn
Mediastinal Emphysema / radiography*

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