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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: Paediapaedia: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Paediapaedia: Neonatal Chest Images

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


Supine chest radiograph 1
Supine chest radiograph obtained at 1 day of age reveals a ground glass appearance to the lungs.

Supine chest radiograph 2
Supine chest radiograph obtained in the same patient at 10 days of age reveals complete opacification of the lungs.

Supine and lateral chest radiographs
Supine and lateral chest radiographs obtained in the same patient at 20 days of age show the development of small cystic lucencies in the lungs and increased lung volume

Supine chest radiograph 3
Supine chest radiograph obtained in the same patient at 5 months of age shows the small cystic lucencies to have coaelesced into larger lucencies with interspersed fibrotic stranding.

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