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Meconium aspiration

Introduction: Meconium aspiration

Description of Meconium aspiration

Meconium aspiration: Syndrome caused by sucking of thick meconium into the lungs, usually by term or post-term infants (often small for gestational age) either in utero or with first breath. The resultant small airway obstruction may produce respiratory distress, tachypnea, cyanosis, pneumothorax, and/or pneumomediastinum.
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