Late onset of pulmonary hypertension and sepsis in omphalocele infants

Joanne E. Baerg*, Arul Thirumoorthi, Whitney Carlton, Shelly Haug, Andrew O. Hopper, Donna Goff, Sandhya Rhea Ramlogan, Shawn D. St. Peter

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Abstract

A subset of omphalocele infants has respiratory decompensation after the first week of life and PHN is diagnosed. Infection may initiate decompensation. In some, PHN is distinct from pulmonary hypoplasia as they oxygenate on room air for some time after birth. With aggressive treatment and follow-up, PHN can resolve. The late diagnosis of PHN in infants with omphalocele is previously unappreciated and deserves further study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-18
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Volume15
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

Keywords

  • Omphalocele
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary hypoplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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    Baerg, J. E., Thirumoorthi, A., Carlton, W., Haug, S., Hopper, A. O., Goff, D., Ramlogan, S. R., & St. Peter, S. D. (2016). Late onset of pulmonary hypertension and sepsis in omphalocele infants. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, 15, 14-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsc.2016.09.011