Meconium aspiration

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Respiratory distress after delivery.

Patient Data

Age: 37/40 0 day
Gender: Male
X-ray

Patchy airspace opacities which are distributed in the right upper lobe and medial right lower lobe and to a lesser degree in the left lung.

Case Discussion

Radiographic features here are of meconium aspiration predominantly affecting the right side, with greater involvement of the right upper lobe.

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