Meconium aspiration

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones
X-ray

Widespread granular airspace opacities without effusion or pneumothorax.

Case Discussion

There are no humeral head ossification centers, which may push you towards a preterm neonate and RDS. Don't be fooled though - look at the lung volumes and realize that they are not decreased. This all but completely excludes the possibility of RDS.

Features here are representative of meconium aspiration.

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Case information

rID: 23902
Published: 17th Jul 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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