Diaphragmatic paralysis after pediatric heart surgery: Usefulness of non-invasive ventilation

Oktem S., Cakir E., Uyan Z. S., KARADAĞ B. T., Hamutcu R. E., KIYAN G., ...More

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, vol.74, no.4, pp.430-431, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2010.01.002
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.430-431
  • Keywords: Atelectasis, Bronchomalacia, Diaphragmatic paralysis, Non-invasive ventilation, Pediatric
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


Diaphragmatic paralysis after cardiac surgery is an important complication especially in infants. We report a child who developed diaphragmatic paralysis, atelectasis, bronchomalasia and respiratory failure following cardiac surgery. Ventilatory support alleviated respiratory distress in this child. This report illustrates the usefulness of invasive and non-invasive ventilatory support for a pediatric patient with diaphragmatic paralysis. © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.