Respiratory distress syndrome with pneumothorax
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Premature baby presented with respiratory distress
Reduced lung volumes with diffuse granularity. The ossification centers of both humeral heads are not visualized suggesting prematurity.
follow up after 1 day
Interval development of left-sided pneumothorax.
NG tube is seen in an appropriate position
UVC tip at the inferior cavoatrial junction.
RDS is the result of surfactant deficiency that occurs in preterm neonates. The development of pneumothorax in patients with RDS almost always follows positive pressure ventilation.