Retained surfactant catheter and pneumothorax in a premature neonate

Surfactant catheters are used to administer exogenous surfactant as a preventive and therapeutic measure for surfactant deficiency in premature neonates. We describe the case of a retained surfactant catheter in a 700 g premature neonate with associated pneumothorax.

*Corresponding Author: 

Claude Abdallah, MD, MSc, Division of Anesthesiology, Children’s National, 111 Michigan Ave. NW, Washington DC, 20010-2970, USA. Tel.: +1 202 476 2025; Fax: +1 204 765 9999; E-mail: