Is Pneumothorax Size on Chest X-Ray a Predictor of Neonatal Mortality?


Ozer E. A. , Ergin A. Y. , Sütçüoğlu S., Öztürk C., YURTSEVEN A.

IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.23, no.5, pp.541-545, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.541-545

Abstract

Objective: Pneumothorax in newborns may result in a significant mortality and morbidity. To predict who will survive or die is of great importance in the clinical management. The aim of this study is to address whether assessment of pneumothorax size on chest X-ray may be a predictor of prognosis in newborns presenting with pneumothorax.