Pneumomediastinum - neonate

Case contributed by Dr Edwin Yit Seng Cheong


Premature baby born at 35 weeks of gestation. Baby born flat and poor breathing effort. Intubated. Chest radiograph noted enlarged bronchi?

Patient Data

Age: Newborn
Gender: Female

Pneumomediastinum with air tracking to right neck.

Lateral view confirms pneumomediastinum.

Case Discussion

Pneumomediastinum in a neonate with gas outlining the mediastinum.

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Case information

rID: 63146
Published: 3rd Oct 2018
Last edited: 18th Dec 2019
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