Barotrauma due to mechanical ventilation - neonate

Case contributed by Dr Yair Glick


Premature neonate on mechanical ventilation.

Patient Data

Age: 1 month
Gender: Male

Nasogastric tube and venous line well placed, tip of arterial line cannot be discerned.
Ventilation tube placed too deep in trachea.
Pneumothorax surrounding right lung, view of left hemithorax blocked by ventilation apparatus.

Case Discussion

Barotrauma in a premature neonate resulting in pneumothorax due to barotrauma caused by aggressive mechanical ventilation.

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Case information

rID: 63183
Published: 18th Sep 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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