Keywords : Air leak syndrome
RELATION BETWEEN PULMONARY AIR LEAK AND MECONIUM ASPIRATION SYNDROME IN HEALTH CENTRES OF KARAIKAL
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2023, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 128-133
Air leak syndrome is the overarching diagnosis for one or more pathologic air collections present outside of the respiratory tract. Air leak occurs in approximately 10% of neonates with MAS for many presumed reasons including ball-valve effect of the meconium, ventilation-perfusion mismatch, surfactant inactivation, and parenchymal injury. In this study we planned to evaluate the prevalence of air leak syndrome in meconium aspiration syndrome.