34 Transient Tachypnea of Newborn


Clinical Presentation

A term infant born by cesarean section, who develops mild tachypnea and grunting several hours after birth


Figure 34A


Figure 34B

Radiologic Findings

Frontal radiograph (Fig. 34A) of a term newborn infant demonstrates perihilar streaky opacities, mild cardiomegaly, hazy vascular markings, diffuse interstitial pulmonary edema, and prominent fissures with a small, right pleural effusion. The lung volumes are slightly increased. Frontal radiograph performed the next day (Fig. 34B) on the same child demonstrates rapid resolution of the previously noted abnormalities.


Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN)

Differential Diagnosis

  • Meconium aspiration
  • Neonatal pneumonia
  • Neonatal cardiac disease with cardiogenic pulmonary edema
  • High output cardiac states such as severe neonatal anemia, hydrops, etc.



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