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March 1986

Respiratory Complications in Patients With Myelodysplasia and Arnold-Chiari Malformation

Author Affiliations

From the Pediatric Pulmonary Unit (Drs Oren, Kelly, and Shannon) and the Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units (Dr Todres), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

Am J Dis Child. 1986;140(3):221-224. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1986.02140170047026

• Respiratory complications in four patients with myelodysplasia and the Arnold-Chiari malformation included abnormal control of breathing, upper-airway dysfunction, aspiration pneumonia, and cor pulmonale. Early and prolonged ventilatory support resulted in a favorable outcome in three of four patients.

(AJDC 1986;140:221-224)

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