TITLE

Extubation failure due to phrenic nerve injury

AUTHOR(S)
Williams, O.; Greenough, A.; Mustfa, N.; Haugen, S.; Rafferty, G.R.
PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Jan2003, Vol. 88 Issue 1, pF72
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A 26 week gestation infant had an increasingly elevated right hemidiaphragm following drainage of bilateral pleural effusions and failed extubation on numerous occasions. Electric stimulation of the phrenic nerves revealed absent activity on the right, indicating phrenic nerve injury from chest tube drain insertion. Diaphragmatic plication was performed and the infant successfully extubated four days later.
ACCESSION #
9694275

 

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