Imaging of the Newborn Chest

  • R. Cleveland
  • V. Donoghue


This paper reviews the common spectrum of disorders of the neonatal chest. Emphasis is on radiographic changes that have been produced by the introduction of new therapeutic maneuvers, particularly the use of artificial surfactant in treating hyaline membrane disease and the survival of profoundly premature newborns (less than 650 grams). A discussion of meconium aspiration syndrome, neonatal pneumonia, transient tachypnea of the newborn, congenital lymphangiectasia and congenital heart disease is also included. The effect on the neonatal chest radiograph of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and high frequency ventilation are also mentioned [1]. A review of’ surgical’ lesions is also included [2].


Superior Vena Cava Right Atrium Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Pulmonary Hypoplasia Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Cleveland
    • 1
  • V. Donoghue
    • 2
  1. 1.Radiology Department, Children’s HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Radiology DepartmentChildren’s University HospitalDublinIreland

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