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What is pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE) in babies?

Pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE) occurs when pressure from a ventilator causes air to leak from the lungs, creating tiny air bubbles that become trapped between layers of lung tissue. It usually gets better as your baby’s lungs improve and the ventilator pressure to the lungs is reduced.

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