Severe meconium aspiration syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Difficult labour and delivery. Meconium stained liquor.

Patient Data

Age: Neonate (day 1)
Gender: Male

There are bilateral course interstitial markings and widespread alveolar opacification. The NG tube is only at the GOJ and should be advanced further.

Case Discussion

Features of severe meconium aspiration. The history of meconium at delivery confirms the diagnosis, but the imaging findings are classical.

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Case information

rID: 23967
Case created: 21st Jul 2013
Last edited: 14th Oct 2015
Systems: Chest, Paediatrics
Tag: neonate
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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