Neonatal pneumothorax

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

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Admitted with respiratory distress.

Patient Data

Age: 5 days
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Bilateral peribronchial thickening and a small right sided pneumothorax.

Case Discussion

There is bilateral peribronchial thickening, but don't be fooled into thinking that's the main cause of respiratory distress and diagnose bronchiolitis - there's a right sided pneumothorax which is more likely to be the cause of the symptoms and signs and certainly needs to be observed.

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Case Information

rID: 23909
Case created: 17th Jul 2013
Last edited: 14th Oct 2015
Systems: Paediatrics, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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