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Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 92:F18 doi:10.1136/adc.2006.095034
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Nasal trauma due to nasal continuous positive airway pressure in newborns

  1. K Shanmugananda,
  2. J Rawal
  1. Harold Wood Hospital, Gubbins lane, Romford, Essex RM7 OBE, UK; jeewanr@hotmail.com

    We would like to report a preterm baby, who sustained a major nasal injury secondary to nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP). The baby was extremely low birth weight and needed CPAP for 3 weeks. The baby developed laceration of the alae nasi within a week (fig 1). The laceration was …

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