Air embolism in the newborn: Rare complication of intensive care therapy in children

Giampiero Beluffi, GianFranco Perotti

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-397
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

Keywords

  • Complications of mechanical ventilation
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Premature
  • Systemic air embolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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