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Qureshi P, Meconium aspiration. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 05 Jun 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-146709
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Term baby boy born in green amniotic fluid. First cry at 8 minutes. Respiratory distress on examination.
From the case: Meconium aspiration
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Increased lung volume bilaterally with a right sided pneumothorax. Faint opacification is seen at the right lung base. NG tube in the stomach.
Meconium aspiration occurs in term or post-term infants secondary to intrauterine or intrapartum aspiration of the meconium, usually in the setting of fetal distress. Usually, there is a history of meconium-stained fluid at birth.