Meconium aspiration

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Patient Data

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

Extensive, widespread pulmonary airspace opacification, greatest in the lower lobes.

Case Discussion

With a history of prolonged or difficult delivery and these imaging findings, meconium aspiration is really the only differential. The clinical history is usually clear and clinical details will often attest to meconium at delivery.

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Case information

rID: 23901
Case created: 17th Jul 2013
Last edited: 10th Dec 2016
Systems: Chest, Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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