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Paradoxical Vocal Cord Motion in a Pair of Twin Preterm Infants.

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : Indian Pediatr .

Source : Indian Pediatr, Volume 55, Issue 10, p.905-906 (2018)

Keywords : Administration, Inhalation, apnea, Bronchodilator Agents, female, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Infant, Premature, Ipratropium, laryngoscopy, Twins, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Vocal Cords .

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Paediatrics

Year : 2018

Abstract : BACKGROUND: Intractable obstructive apneas requiring multiple intubations are rare in newborns.CASE CHARACTERISTICS: We report a pair of twins born at 29 weeks gestation who had severe obstructive apneas due to Paradoxical Vocal Cord Motion (PVCM).OUTCOME: The symptoms resolved promptly with ipratropium nebulization. Follow-up at 12 months of age revealed normal development.MESSAGE: PVCM should be considered in the differential diagnosis of intractable obstructive apneas in very low birth weight preterm infants.

Cite this Research Publication : J. Chandramati, Majeed, A., Aswin S. Prabhu, and Ponthenkandath, S., “Paradoxical Vocal Cord Motion in a Pair of Twin Preterm Infants.”, Indian Pediatr, vol. 55, no. 10, pp. 905-906, 2018.

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