Neonatal respiratory distress (causes)

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 25 Mar 2020

Causes of neonatal distress can be broadly split into intrathoracic, extrathoracic and systemic:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: pulmonary atresia
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  • Case 2: transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN)
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  • Case 3: congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation
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  • Case 4: meconium aspiration
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  • Case 5: congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia
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