Transient tachypnea of the newborn

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Term baby. Emergency C-section for fetal distress.

Patient Data

Age: 1 day
Gender: Female

NG tube in appropriate position.

Bilateral perihilar airspace opacification. No effusion.

Case Discussion

Spontaneous normalization by day 3 with some oxygen treatment, but otherwise no intervention. Features are those of transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN).

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Case information

rID: 62770
Published: 29th Aug 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: NHS Lothian

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