J Korean Soc Neonatol. Search


Journal of the Korean Society of Neonatology 1999;6(1):121-126.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Severe Air Leak Syndrome Treated with High - Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation ( HFOV ).
Seong Hee Shin, Je Woo Kim, Phil Soo Oh, Young Ah Lee, Hye Sun Yoon
Department of Pediatrics, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.
In air leak syndrome, a significant portion of the volume delivered during a positive pressure breath can be lost through the leak. HFOV can achieve adequate ventilation at lower peak and/or mean intrapulmonary pressure than conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) and has been an effective treatment of already established air leak syndrome. We report a 1-day-old male infant with severe respiratory failure from pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum, who was refractory to CMV with chest tube drainage. HFOV was applied to this patient for 114 hours, and improvement of oxygenation and ventilation as well as significant reduction of pneumothorax followed.
Key Words: High-frequency oscillatory ventilation(HFOV); Air leak syndrome; Respiratory failure
Share :
Facebook Twitter Linked In Google+ Line it
METRICS Graph View
  • 1,363 View
  • 33 Download


Browse all articles >

Editorial Office
34, Sajik-ro 8–gil(King’s Gargen 3 Block 1207), Jongno-gu, Seoul 03174, Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-2-730-1993    Fax: +82-2-730-1994    E-mail: neonate2002@naver.com                

Copyright © 2024 by The Korean Society of Neonatology.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer
prev next