IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 3, March 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
P Karthikeyan, M Sathyamoorthy, P.Paramanandam, Saravana Bhavan, A Prema, M Poornima
Spontaneous pneumothorax is a recognised cause of respiratory distress in the neonatal period. Spontaneous pneumothorax occurring during the neonatal period in a term neonate is rare. We report a case of symptomatic spontaneous pneumothorax associated with congenital heart disease which needed intercostal drainage and mechanical ventilation in our NICU unit.