Meconium aspiration

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Prolonged labour and difficult delivery.

Patient Data

Age: Neonate (day 0)
Gender: Male
X-ray

Bilateral course linear opacities with predominance at the bases and an accompanying effusion.

Case Discussion

With the history of a difficult labor and delivery, the top diagnosis here is meconium aspiration, and the radiological features are classical. Pleural effusions are not uncommon in meconium aspiration and should not draw you toward a diagnosis of TTN.

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Case information

rID: 23900
Case created: 17th Jul 2013
Last edited: 14th Oct 2015
Systems: Chest, Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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