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Massive Air Leak in a Neonate Following Invasive Ventilation

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The authors acknowledge help of Dr. Avneet and Dr. Manish for managing the child. They also acknowledge Dr. RK Goyal for proofreading the final manuscript.

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Dhir, S.K., Kaur, A., Kaur, G. et al. Massive Air Leak in a Neonate Following Invasive Ventilation. Indian J Pediatr 83, 906–907 (2016).

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  • Pneumothorax
  • Subcutaneous Emphysema
  • Invasive Ventilation
  • Male Neonate
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