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Air leak syndrome
Many infants with pneumothorax do not have symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they can include:
The nurses and doctors may have difficulty hearing breath sounds when listening to the infant' s lungs with a stethoscope. The heart or lung sounds may seem as if they are coming from a different part of the chest than normal.
Tests for pneumothorax include:
Dudell GG, Stoll BJ. Respiratory tract disorders. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 101.
Hermansen CL, Lorah KN. Respiratory distress in the newborn. Am Fam Physician. 2007;76:987-994.
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