Systemic air embolism in neonates, either premature or full term, necessitating mechanical ventilation is a devastating and usually fatal condition. We describe three cases of this complication, two in mechanically assisted preterm babies, and one in a full-term dysmorphic patient. Causes and possible management are described.
- Complications of mechanical ventilation
- Mechanical ventilation
- Systemic air embolism
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology