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Pulmonary interstitial emphysema: selective bronchial occlusion with a Swan-Ganz catheter.
  1. S Lewis,
  2. E Pelausa,
  3. C Ojah,
  4. B Paes
  1. Department of Paediatrics, McMaster University Health Sciences Centre, Chedoke-McMaster Hospital, Hamilton, Canada.


    A 26 week preterm infant ventilated for hyaline membrane disease developed severe pulmonary interstitial emphysema with extensive right sided bullous formation, mediastinal shift, and subsequent left sided atelectasis. A paediatric Swan-Ganz catheter was used for selective bronchial occlusion with dramatic improvement in the infant's clinical condition and radiographic findings.

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