Transient tachypnea of the newborn
 Discussion of Transient tachypnea of the newborn
- Occurs secondary to delayed clearance of fetal pulmonary fluid.
- Affects infants delivered via Cesarean section as fetal pulmonary fluid is squeezed out of infants lungs during a normal vaginal delivery.
- Also seen with:
- Maternal sedation
- infants of diabetic mothers
- Benign entity: Respiratory distress usually beings by 6 hours of life, peaks at 1 day, and resolves at 2 - 3 days.
 Imaging Findings for Transient tachypnea of the newborn
 Plain films
- Finds of pulmonary edema: airspace opacities, prominent interstitial markings, prominent and indistinct pulmonary vasculature, pleural effusions, and cardiomegaly.
- Lungs are normal to increased in volume.