Neonatology pp 460-468 | Cite as

Pulmonary Air Leakage

  • Paola Papoff
  • Corrado Moretti


Pulmonary air leaks include a number of clinical conditions characterized by overdistension and rupture of the alveolar wall with air leaking from the intra-alveolar space into the surrounding tissue. Air leaks are more common and more severe among neonates with pulmonary diseases that are characterized by poor lung compliance (e.g., respiratory distress syndrome) or by airway obstruction (e.g., meconium aspiration syndrome).


Positive Pressure Ventilation Subcutaneous Emphysema Spontaneous Pneumothorax Bronchogenic Cyst Tension Pneumothorax 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paola Papoff
    • 1
  • Corrado Moretti
  1. 1.Pediatric Emergency Medicine Unit, Department of Pediatrics‘Sapienza’ University of RomeRomeItaly

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