Pneumothorax in a preterm infant monitored by electrical impedance tomography: A case report

M. Miedema, I. Frerichs, F. H.C. De Jongh, M. B. Van Veenendaal, A. H. Van Kaam

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Abstract

Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a noninvasive bedside tool for monitoring regional changes in ventilation. We report, for the first time, the EIT images of a ventilated preterm infant with a unilateral pneumothorax, showing a loss of regional ventilation in the affected lung during both high-frequency oscillation and spontaneous ventilation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-13
Number of pages4
JournalNeonatology
Volume99
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Electrical impedance tomography
  • High-frequency ventilation
  • Pneumothorax
  • Premature infant

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