Neonatal pneumothorax

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Prolonged resuscitation from birth now requiring ongoing ventilation. Pneumothorax?

Patient Data

Age: 1 day
Gender: Female

Nasogastric tube in situ,

Large right sided pneumothorax with a collapsed right lung and air outlining the thymus.

No mediastinal shift.


Interval right pleural drain insertion.  NG tube.

Small residual right sided pneumothorax.  

Case Discussion

Pneumothorax in a newborn and its subsequent treatment with a pleural drain.

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Case information

rID: 79854
Published: 7th Jul 2020
Last edited: 7th Jul 2020
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