Respiratory distress syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Preterm neonate. Emergency C-section. Increased oxygen requirement. On NCPAP.

Patient Data

Age: 1 day
Gender: Male

Widespread granular opacification through both lungs with extensive airspace consolidation.

Case Discussion

In a preterm neonate, the appearances here represent respiratory distress syndrome due to surfactant deficiency.

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Case information

rID: 56411
Case created: 30th Oct 2017
Last edited: 6th Nov 2017
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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