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Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2010 Apr;74(4):430-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2010.01.002. Epub 2010 Jan 22.

Diaphragmatic paralysis after pediatric heart surgery: usefulness of non-invasive ventilation.

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Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

Diaphragmatic paralysis after cardiac surgery is an important complication especially in infants. We report a child who developed diaphragmatic paralysis, atelectasis, bronchomalasia and respiratory failure following cardiac surgery. Ventilatory support alleviated respiratory distress in this child. This report illustrates the usefulness of invasive and non-invasive ventilatory support for a pediatric patient with diaphragmatic paralysis.

PMID:
20096939
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijporl.2010.01.002
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