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Pediatric CXR Moritz Haager Nov 20, 2003. Not just small adults What’s different about the pediatric CXR? –Thymus –Occult FB aspiration –Congenital anomalies.

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1 Pediatric CXR Moritz Haager Nov 20, 2003

2 Not just small adults What’s different about the pediatric CXR? –Thymus –Occult FB aspiration –Congenital anomalies –Smaller airways; more subtle disease findings –Infectious etiologies & presentations

3 Normal newborn chest

4 prominent right thymic lobe because of rotation.

5 wavy thymic sign on the left

6 Thymus Anterior upper mediastinal structure Low density – should be able to see pulmonary vasculature behind it Does not displace trachea posteriorly Can increase in size after acute illness Does not decrease in size w/ aging – rather stays roughly same size (~3x3 cm) and so becomes smaller in proportion to chest

7 2-month old male with fever, noisy breathing, and tachypnea congestive heart failure due to congenital heart disease

8 CHF Findings Cardiothoracic Ratio –Infants (less than 1 yo) May be up to 0.6 –Toddlers and older Maximum is 0.5 CHF findings –Plethora, fluid in fissures, peribronchial cuffing –Don’t see pleural effusions and upper lobe redistribution as much as in adults

9 2 mo w/ VSD now presents with resp distress and “seizure” Cardiomegaly and absence of the thymic shadow most consistent with DiGeorge Syndrome (thymic and hypoparathyroid aplasia or hypoplasia).

10 11-month old female presents with fever and coughing. viral pneumonia

11 Viral Pneumonia Far more common than bacterial pneumonia in kids Non-specific X-ray findings: –Overexpansion –Peribronchial thickening –Interstitial infiltrates –Perihilar flaring

12 6-week old female with fever and cold symptoms. VS T39.1, P125, R45, BP 75/35, O2 sat 98% RA consolidation or atelectasis in the posterior segment of the right upper lobe

13 15-month old male with fever and coughing. right upper lobe consolidation.

14 15-month old male with fever, coughing, and tachypnea. Right middle and left lower lobe infiltrates

15 9 year old male with a history of fever, headache, nausea, and coughing round pneumonia

16 Round Pneumonia Often present w/ pleuritic chest pain See spherical opacity with poorly defined margins (compared to tumors which have clear margins) Usually located posteriorly adjacent to pleura Uncommon to see air bronchograms

17 10 year old male with a history of coughing and fever. Left-sided pneumonia and foreign body in the left mainstem bronchus

18 4-month old with respiratory distress and diminished breath sounds on the right Congenital RML lobar emphysema

19 Foreign Body Aspiration Many FB’s are radiolucent CXR less than perfect in detecting FB’s Difficult histories often but if clear history of object in mouth + choking then need bronchoscopy regardless of radiographic results (especially with nuts) If unclear and child asymptomatic then reasonable to d/c after informing parents of signs + Sx to be vigilant for

20 7 mo native child w/ cough & fever Miliary TB

21 11-month old female w/ near- drowning episode Pulmonary edema

22 13 month old male with wheezing, coughing, and rhinorrhea for the past month. T 37.5, P 138, RR 52, BP 95/40, O2 95% RA


24 Pulmonary sequestration

25 Pulmonary Sequestration Congenital non-functional (not connected to tracheobronchial tree) accessory lung tissue w/ anomalous arterial supply –Intralobar More common, shares pleural lining w/ lung Present w/ recurrent pneumonia –Extralobar Contained in its own pleural sac Present w/ resp distress or feeding difficulty in infancy Angiography is gold standard for Dx Multiple variants –Scimitar syndrome, horseshoe lung, cystic adenomatoid malformation, pulmonary AVM

26 10 month old male with wheezing and coughing

27 cystic mass posterior to the trachea and the mainstem bronchi

28 6-month old male with difficulty breathing

29 Vascular Ring Aortic arch malformation causing trachea & esophagus to be encircled by major blood vessels or branches thereof See a right-sided aortic arch in nearly all cases –passes over the R mainstem bronchus rather than the L –Pushes carina to L rather than the usal R –May see only compression in double arch

30 Vascular Ring

31 5 year old, male w/ fever x 10 d, coughing, sore throat and mild back pain Lung abscess

32 Two week old male infant w/ a history of noisy breathing and worsening respiratory distress. VS T36.7, P160, R60, O2 sat 86% RA Congenital lobar emphysema.

33 References Cases courtesy of: Loren G. Yamamoto, MD, MPH Alson S. Inaba, MD Robert M. DiMauro, MD Kapiolani Medical Center For Women And Children Dept. Pediatrics, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine 1319 Punahou Street, Honolulu, HI 96826 ay/pemxray.html

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