Meconium aspiration

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Difficult delivery. Meconium stained liquor.

Patient Data

Age: Neonate (day 0)
Gender: Male

ET, NG tube and UVC in situ in appropriate positions. 

Course bilateral patchy airspace opacification with air trapping in the left upper and right lower lobe. Features are of meconium aspiration.

Case Discussion

With the history and an "abnormal chest radiograph", the diagnosis is not really in doubt. Radiographic features are of meconium aspiration with bilateral patchy pulmonary infiltrates.

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Case information

rID: 23908
Published: 17th Jul 2013
Last edited: 18th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included