RDS and pneumothorax
32 week premature ventilated baby with increasing difficulty with ventilation.
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ET tube and NG tube in appropriate positions. No humeral head ossification.
Low volume lungs with widespread and symmetrical airspace opacification.
Increased lucency throughout the right hemithorax secondary to a large pneumothorax.
The commonest parenchymal abnormality in the preterm neonate is RDS. Characteristically, there are reduced lung volumes and increased airspace opacification.