Monday, October 22, 2012

Tiny

A preterm newborn at 34 weeks with meconium aspiration syndrome presents with tachypnea, grunting, mild pallor, and cyanosis. When you glance at the monitor, you note that the QRS voltages are pretty small.

Challenge: What's your diagnosis?

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2 comments:

Sarah said...

pneumomediastinum?

Craig Chen said...

there's probably pneumomediastinum, though i was specifically thinking PTX
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Tiny

The CXR shows bilateral pneumothoraces.

Source: UpToDate.