Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2009;52(12):1392-1395.
Published online December 15, 2009.
A case of pulmonary vascular air embolism in a very-low-birth-weight infant with massive hydrops
Myo Jing Kim2, Hee Joon Yu1, Cha Gon Lee1, Soo Kyoung Park1, Yun Sil Chang1, Won Soon Park1
1Department of Pediatrics, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea
초극소 미숙아에서 발생한 중증 태아 수종을 동반한 폐혈관 공기 색전증 1례
김묘징2, 유희준1, 이차곤1, 박수경1, 장윤실1, 박원순1
1성균관대학교 의과대학 삼성서울병원 소아과학교실
2동아대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Won Soon Park, Email: wspark@smc.samsung.co.kr
Pulmonary vascular air embolism is a rare and, universally, almost a fatal complication of positive pressure ventilation in newborn infants. Here, we report a case of this unusual complication in a very-low-birth-weight infant who showed the clinical and radiological features of this complication along with pulmonary hypoplasia and massive hydrops. The possible pathogenesis has been discussed and a brief review of related literature has been presented.
Key Words: Pulmonary embolism, Very-low-birth-weight, Hydrops fetalis

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