• We report, a term newborn infant with congenital vocal cord paralysis and congenital viral myocarditis. In her five days of life she developed a pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium, subcutaneous emphysema, and terminally a pneumothorax and systemic air embolus. This unusual case is used to develop a concept of the pathogenesis of extraventilatory air, and is also represented in diagrammatic form.
(Am J Dis Child 131:984-985, 1977)
Brown ZA, Clark JM, Jung AL. Systemic Gas Embolus: A Discussion of Its Pathogenesis in the Neonate, With a Review of the Literature. Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(9):984–985. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120220050008
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