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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: Paediapaedia: Approach to Pleural Fluid in the Neonate Paediapaedia: Neonatal Chest Clinical and Radiographic Presentations, DDX, Approach to Imaging

Approach to Pleural Fluid in the Neonate

Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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DDX:

Approach/Discussion:
These entities are best distinguished apart in the following way:

Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn - usually has non homogeneous pulmonary opacities, a normal lung volume and may have pleural fluid.

Neonatal pneumonia - usually has non homogeneous pulmonary opacities, may have pleural fluid, has a normal lung volume.

Meconium Aspiration - usually has nodular patchy non homogeneous densities and may have pleural effusions and an increased lung volume.

References:
See References Chapter.

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