Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2016

Identifier

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsc.2016.09.011

Abstract

A subset of omphalocele infants has respiratory decompensation after the first week of life and PHN is diagnosed. Infection may initiate decompensation. In some, PHN is distinct from pulmonary hypoplasia as they oxygenate on room air for some time after birth. With aggressive treatment and follow-up, PHN can resolve. The late diagnosis of PHN in infants with omphalocele is previously unappreciated and deserves further study.

Journal Title

Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports

Volume

15

First Page

14

Last Page

18

MeSH Keywords

Hernia, Umbilical; Hypertension, Pulmonary; Sepsis; Respiratory Insufficiency; Infant

Keywords

Omphalocele

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