What is the prevalence of pneumomediastinum (PM) in children receiving mechanical ventilation?

Updated: Feb 26, 2019
  • Author: Patrick L Carolan, MD; Chief Editor: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP  more...
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A study by Briassoulis et al from Athens, Greece, evaluating the frequency of air leaks in children receiving mechanical ventilation reported a prevalence of 27%. [10] However, they did not report the prevalence of specific types of air leak.


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