Respiratory distress syndrome and pulmonary interstitial emphysema

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Preterm neonate. Initially ventilated. Deterioration since extubation.

Patient Data

Age: 1 month
Gender: Male

Extensive bubble-like lucencies throughout the right lung in a previously ventilated neonate with treated RDS.  Features of pulmonary interstitial emphysema.

Resolution of the previously demonstrated pulmonary interstitial emphysema after 6 days with close observation, but no other treatment.

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Case information

rID: 23914
Published: 17th Jul 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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