Meconium aspiration syndorme refers to a condition characterized by respiratory distress in a neonate after delivery through meconium-stained amniotic fluid (whose symptoms cannot otherwise be explained).
WHAT CAUSES IT?
As the name suggests, aspiration of meconium is responsible for causing this condition.
WHAT MAKES US SUSPECT IT?
Meconium fluid during delivery
- Respiratory distress in a newborn following delivery
X-Ray imaging can show the following:
- Hyperinflation of the lungs
- Patchy infiltrates
Page Updated: 12.01.2016