When is transfer to the intensive care unit indicated for the treatment of pneumomediastinum (PM)?

Updated: Feb 26, 2019
  • Author: Patrick L Carolan, MD; Chief Editor: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP  more...
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Patients with severe respiratory distress, increasing oxygen requirements, other air leak syndromes, or signs of cardiovascular compromise may require transfer to a pediatric intensive care unit for further monitoring and management.


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