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Hypo-pharyngeal distension in an extremely low birth weight preterm infant
  1. B Sinha,
  2. I Castro-Aragon,
  3. E M Wachman,
  4. A M Fujii,
  5. B M Levesque
  1. Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr B Sinha, Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA; Bharati.Sinha{at}

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A preterm male infant was born at 25 weeks gestation weighing 780 g by emergency caesarean section to a multiparous woman presenting in active labour with breech presentation. The infant needed some initial resuscitation by bag and mask ventilation followed by commencement of nasal bubble continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in the delivery room. Orogastric tube was placed …

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