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Assessment of chest X-ray images in newborns with respiratory disorders.

Czarnecki ŁM - Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol (2015)

Bottom Line: A pathologically widened mediastinal shadow was observed in 4 newborns; in 4 cases, evaluation was not possible.The final radiographs were normal in 41 cases.Abstract available from the publisher.

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Affiliation: Department of Diagnostic Imaging, SPSK1, Zabrze, Poland.

ABSTRACT
The aim of the study was to analyze major radiological signs on chest X-ray images of neonates with respiratory disorders. The analyzed group consisted of 84 neonates; 56 were born prematurely. In total, 386 X-ray photographs of the neonates were taken; of these, 301 were chest radiographs. The following conditions were diagnosed: pneumonia (n = 44), infant respiratory distress syndrome (n = 28), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (n = 9), atelectasis (n = 5), and meconium aspiration syndrome (n = 3). The initial X-ray images of 29 neonates were normal. Reduced aeration of lung tissue was diagnosed in 55 patients, increased lung tissue aeration in 6. A pathologically widened mediastinal shadow was observed in 4 newborns; in 4 cases, evaluation was not possible. The final radiographs were normal in 41 cases. The most common radiological sign in respiratory disorders is the reduction of lung aeration. Chest X-ray examination plays a significant role in the diagnostics of respiratory disorders, which may be caused be factors unrelated to the respiratory system.

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Division of patients diagnosed with pneumonitis based on X-ray imaging
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Figure 0001: Division of patients diagnosed with pneumonitis based on X-ray imaging

Mentions: Among the patients in whom the chest radiographs indicated reduced lung tissue aeration, the most frequent nosological entity was pneumonitis, as diagnosed in 44 neonates (Fig. 1). In some of these patients, pneumonitis was accompanied by another pathology associated with a reduction of lung aeration.


Assessment of chest X-ray images in newborns with respiratory disorders.

Czarnecki ŁM - Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol (2015)

Division of patients diagnosed with pneumonitis based on X-ray imaging
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4520502&req=5

Figure 0001: Division of patients diagnosed with pneumonitis based on X-ray imaging
Mentions: Among the patients in whom the chest radiographs indicated reduced lung tissue aeration, the most frequent nosological entity was pneumonitis, as diagnosed in 44 neonates (Fig. 1). In some of these patients, pneumonitis was accompanied by another pathology associated with a reduction of lung aeration.

Bottom Line: A pathologically widened mediastinal shadow was observed in 4 newborns; in 4 cases, evaluation was not possible.The final radiographs were normal in 41 cases.Abstract available from the publisher.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Diagnostic Imaging, SPSK1, Zabrze, Poland.

ABSTRACT
The aim of the study was to analyze major radiological signs on chest X-ray images of neonates with respiratory disorders. The analyzed group consisted of 84 neonates; 56 were born prematurely. In total, 386 X-ray photographs of the neonates were taken; of these, 301 were chest radiographs. The following conditions were diagnosed: pneumonia (n = 44), infant respiratory distress syndrome (n = 28), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (n = 9), atelectasis (n = 5), and meconium aspiration syndrome (n = 3). The initial X-ray images of 29 neonates were normal. Reduced aeration of lung tissue was diagnosed in 55 patients, increased lung tissue aeration in 6. A pathologically widened mediastinal shadow was observed in 4 newborns; in 4 cases, evaluation was not possible. The final radiographs were normal in 41 cases. The most common radiological sign in respiratory disorders is the reduction of lung aeration. Chest X-ray examination plays a significant role in the diagnostics of respiratory disorders, which may be caused be factors unrelated to the respiratory system.

No MeSH data available.


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