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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 295-299

Pneumatoceles due to Mechanical Ventilation in two preterm babies: A practical diagnostic approach

1 Department of Neonatology, Women wellness and Research Centre, Hamad Medical Corporation; Department of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, State of Qatar
2 Department of Neonatology, Women wellness and Research Centre, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hussain Parappil
Department of Neonatology, Women's Wellness and Research Centre, Hamad Medical Corporation, PB. No 3050, Doha
State of Qatar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcn.JCN_66_20

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Pneumatoceles are thin walled gas-filled cysts that develop within the lung parenchyma. Pneumatoceles are commonly seen after pneumonia, but rarely can also be seen after barotrauma from mechanical ventilation. Occasionally, it can rupture leading to air leak syndrome. We describe two interesting cases of large pneumatoceles in preterm babies due to ventilator associated injury and its management with review the literatures. We also propose a simplified practical approach for evaluation and management of these cases.

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