BMJ Case Reports 2010; doi:10.1136/bcr.05.2010.3022
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An unusual cause of neonatal respiratory distress

  1. Derek Bosman2
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK
  2. 2Department of ENT, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK
  1. Correspondence to Eve Smith, evemdsmith{at}
  • Published 21 September 2010


Three-week-old female presented with history of choking, crying, respiratory distress with feeds and associated failure to regain birth weight. On examination she had significant respiratory distress with tachypnoea and marked subcostal/intercostal recession. Oxygen saturations were initially 95% in air but dropped to 69% when feeding.

Shortly after admission the …

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