Hyaline membrane disease

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Patient Data

Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Preterm neonate with complete opacification of both hemithoraces.  Features of RDS.

Modality: X-ray

Some improvement in radiographic appearances following treatment.

Case Discussion

Low volume lungs in a preterm neonate must make you think of hyaline membrane disease (RDS).  Often treatment precedes the radiograph and appearances may be significantly less dramatic than this case.

Treatment with surfactant down an endotracheal tube may result in patchy resolution depending on the timing of follow up radiographs.

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Case Information

rID: 11510
Case created: 20th Oct 2010
Last edited: 10th Dec 2016
Systems: Paediatrics, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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