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Title: Persistence of ventilatory defect after resolution of pulmonary interstitial emphysema in a preterm baby
Authors: Ferreira da Silva Filho, Luiz Vicente
Rossi, Felipe de Souza
Deutsch, Alice d'Agostini
Zanon Yagui, Ana Cristina
Timenetsky, Karina
Rebello, Celso de Moura
Hosp Israelita Albert Einstein
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Keywords: Pulmonary interstitial emphysema
electrical impedance tomography
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Citation: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis Ltd, v. 23, n. 7, p. 712-716, 2010.
Abstract: Pulmonary interstitial emphysema is a common complication of mechanical ventilation in preterm babies. We report a case of severe unilateral pulmonary interstitial emphysema in a premature newborn, treated with high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, lateral decubitus positioning and selective intubation. After complete radiological resolution of the pulmonary emphysema in the left lung, the patient was studied by electrical impedance tomography and a marked reduction of ventilation was identified in the left lung despite radiological resolution of the cysts. This finding indicates that functional abnormalities may persist for longer periods after radiologic resolution of such lesions.
ISSN: 1476-7058
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