Pneumopericardium in the neonate is a rare event but is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We describe a neonate with mild respiratory distress and cardiovascular compromise after delivery and resuscitation. A large isolated pneumopericardium was diagnosed. Treatment with an oxygen hood (FiO2 1.00) resulted in a complete resolution of the pneumopericardium within 12 hours.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Obstetrics and Gynecology