Ventilatory and surgical management of pulmonary interstitial emphysema in a very low birth weight infant

M. Colnaghi, V. Condò, P. Bastrenta, M. Fumagalli, L. Pugni, F. Mosca

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Abstract

Pulmonary interstitial emphysema with cystic evolution is a quite common complication in very low birth weight infants mechanically ventilated for respiratory distress syndrome, a major cause of mortality and morbidity in these infants. We report the case of a very low birth weight infant (GA25 +4 wks, BW 870 g) with severe unilateral pulmonary interstitial emphysema succesfully treated with left upper lobectomy after pulmonary stabilization obtained by selective ventilation of the two lungs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-308
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume29
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003

Keywords

  • ELBW infants
  • Lung injury
  • Pulmonary interstitial emphysema
  • Selective pulmonary ventilation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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