Journal of Gynecology & Neonatal Biology
Prevention of Blood Aspiration Syndrome due to Ruptured Uterus Associated with Birth Asphyxia in a Full Term Neonate
1Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Maternity and Children Hospital, Makkah, KSA
2Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, MCH, Makkah, KSA
*Corresponding Author: Ahmed Ahmed Elkhirshy, MRCPCH, MSc Paediatrics, MBBCH. Department of Neonatology, Maternity and Children Hospital, Makkah 21955, KSA.E-mail: email@example.com
Elkhirshy, A.A. et al. Prevention of Blood Aspiration Syndrome due to Ruptured Uterus Associated with Birth Asphyxia in a Full Term Neonate. (2015) J Gynecol Neonatal Biol 1(2): 37-38.
©2015 Elkhirshy, A.A. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsBlood aspiration syndrome; Respiratory distress; Surfactant; Birth asphyxia
Blood aspiration syndrome is a distinct diagnostic entity that can result in significant respiratory distress in the neonate due to secondary surfactant deficiency. Few cases were reported with blood aspiration syndrome and surfactant therapy was tried in some cases. I reported one case of blood aspiration syndrome associated with birth asphyxia due to ruptured uterus, where blood aspiration using the meconium aspirator was done to decrease the blood load to the alveoli to prevent secondary surfactant deficiency. Blood aspiration syndrome, if suspected, a trial of blood aspiration should be tried to avoid secondary surfactant deficiency. More observations and judgments are needed to define and explain the indications for blood aspiration in cases of blood aspiration syndrome