Povidone-iodine for persistent air leak in an extremely low birth weight infant


Arayici S., Simsek G. K. , Oncel M. Y. , Yilmaz Y., Canpolat F. E. , Dilmen U.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.48, no.5, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2013.03.072
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY

Abstract

Chemical pleurodesis with povidone-iodine has been used to treat congenital idiopathic chylothorax in neonates. We report successful use of povidone-iodine in an extremely premature infant to treat a pneumothorax that had persisted for more than one week despite high-frequency ventilation. Crown Copyright (C) 2013 Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.