SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOMEDIASTINUM ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCUTANEOUS EMPHYSEMA CAUSING BRACHIAL PLEXUS PALSY IN A TERM NEWBORN

Ibrahim Silfeler, Hilal Kurnaz, Yesim Acar, Vefik Arıca, Murat Tutanc, Fugen Pekun

Abstract


Neonatal pneumomediastinum is a rare condition which often occurs in the setting of assisted ventilation in premature or diseased lungs. Brachial palsy occurs in cervical and thoracic nerve roots from birth-related trauma. We present a case of spontaneous pneumomediastinum with subcutaneous emphysema causing brachial plexus compression and palsy. A review of literature failed to reveal any similar case.


Keywords


Pneumomediastinum; Neonate; Subcutaneous emphysema; Erb-duchenne; Brachial plexus palsy

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