Respiratory Distress in Neonates: Underlying Causes and Current Imaging Assessment

Mark C. Liszewski, A. Luana Stanescu, Grace S. Phillips, Edward Y. Lee

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The imaging evaluation of the neonate in respiratory distress has been described since the most early days of pediatric radiology but advances in diagnosis and treatment have changed the patient population presenting with these conditions and altered the imaging findings. In this article, the range of conditions that cause neonatal respiratory distress is depicted, including congenital lung malformations and lung disease in both preterm and full-term infants. An updated approach to the imaging of these conditions is reviewed, with a focus on changes that have resulted from advances in treatment and diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-644
Number of pages16
JournalRadiologic clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2017


  • Congenital lung malformations
  • Full-term
  • Neonatal
  • Preterm
  • Pulmonary
  • Respiratory distress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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