interstitial emphysema

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in·ter·sti·tial em·phy·se·ma

1. presence of air in the pulmonary tissues consequent upon rupture of the air cells;
2. presence of air or gas in the connective tissue.
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in·ter·sti·tial em·phy·se·ma

(in'tĕr-stish'ăl em'fi-sē'mă)
1. Presence of air in the pulmonary tissues consequent upon rupture of the air cells.
2. Presence of air or gas in the connective tissue.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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He developed tension pneumothorax on left side with pulmonary interstitial emphysema and pneumoperitoneum (Figures 2(a) and 2(b)).
Autopsy confirmed premature lungs appropriate for gestational age, pulmonary interstitial emphysema in both lungs, 4 mm cystic lesion lined by fibrous tissue in left lower lobe which may represent localized pulmonary interstitial emphysema (Figures 3(a) and 3(b)), and congested and dilated loop of transverse colon with no macroscopic or microscopic evidence of perforation or pneumatosis intestinalis.
We postulate that bilateral pulmonary interstitial emphysema with localized cystic lesion in the left lower lobe in addition to neonatal respiratory distress syndrome in this case led to stiff lung with decreased lung compliance.
Aranda [10] reported a neonate with hyaline membrane disease, bilateral intrapulmonary interstitial emphysema, bilateral tension pneumothorax, and massive pneumomediastinum who later developed pneumoperitoneum.
[25] reported that high frequency jet ventilation helped more rapid resolution of pulmonary interstitial emphysema than conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) but had no significant difference in the outcome analysis of new air leaks.
Air embolus following pulmonary interstitial emphysema in hyaline membrane disease.
Pulmonary interstitial emphysema almost exclusively occurs as a result of positive pressure ventilation with peak airway pressures exceeding 30 cm[H.sub.2][O.sup.1].
Pulmonary interstitial emphysema in the adult respiratory distress syndrome.

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