Development of Localized Pulmonary Interstitial Emphysema in a Late Preterm Infant without Mechanical Ventilation

@inproceedings{Bawa2014DevelopmentOL,
  title={Development of Localized Pulmonary Interstitial Emphysema in a Late Preterm Infant without Mechanical Ventilation},
  author={Pritish Bawa and Kultida Soontarapornchai and Agnes R Perenyi and Rachelle Goldfisher and John B. Amodio},
  booktitle={Case reports in pediatrics},
  year={2014}
}
Pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE) is not an uncommon finding in premature infants with respiratory distress who need respiratory support by mechanical ventilation. PIE has been reported in a few cases of neonates in whom either no treatment other than room air was given or they were given continuous positive end-expiratory pressure (CPAP) support. We present a case of a premature neonate who presented with respiratory distress, in whom PIE and spontaneous pneumothorax (PTX) developed while… CONTINUE READING

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