Neonatal fellowship. Neonatal pneumopericardium: successful treatment with nitrogen washout technique.

H. D. Hummler, Emmalee S Bandstra, G. E. Abdenour

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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 languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-493
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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