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Spontaneous pneumothorax in common pulmonary vein atresia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2313397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Common pulmonary vein atresia is a rare congenital anomaly that is rapidly fatal unless immediately recognized and corrected by surgical intervention. This article describes three neonates who died with the diagnosis soon after birth. In the constellation of presenting clinical features in each case, the occurrence of early spontaneous pneumothorax was particularly noteworthy. This sign may well be a helpful physiologic marker within the context of suspected congenital heart disease associated with severe pulmonary venous obstruction.
J K Sharda; L E Kurlandsky; S J Lacina; L L Radecki
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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:  10     ISSN:  0743-8346     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  1990 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-18     Completed Date:  1990-04-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  70-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Gerber Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Lung / pathology,  radiography
Pneumothorax / etiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*,  radiography

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