S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Dept. of Medicine (의학과) The Seoul Journal of Medicine The Seoul Journal of Medicine Vol. 32 No.3 (1991)
A Fullterm Neonate with Respiratory Distress and Meconium Staining - Case SNUCH CPC-34 -
- Chi, Je G.; Choi, Jung Hwan
- Issue Date
- Seoul J Med, Vol.32 No.3, pp. 171-176
- This male newborn baby was transferred from a private OB/GY clinic because he had not cried
at birth on August 28, 1987. He was the second baby to a 32-year-old mother and was born by vacuum extraction at the gestational age of 38 3/7 weeks. At birth his skin was stained with meco-nium and he did not cry. In spite of resuscitation, he had no regular self respiration. He was transfer-red to SOWHA Children's Hospital one hour after birth.
On physical examination, the body weight was 3,250 gm, height 51 cm, head circumference 36 cm and chest circumference 33 cm. Respiration
was irregular. The skin was cyanotic and stained with meco-nium. The anterior fontanel was open and flat. A large caput succedaneum was noticed.
The neck was supple. Chest wall retraction was prominent. Respiration was irregular but breathing sounds were unremarkable. The heart murmur was
not heard. The abdomen was soft without distension. The liver and the spleen were not palpable. Extremities and external genitalia were unremarkable without cyanosis or deformity. General activity,
Moro and sucking reflexes were poor.