Neonatology Book


Delayed Transition from Fetal Circulation

Aka: Delayed Transition from Fetal Circulation
  1. See Also
    1. Birth Transition from Fetal Circulation
    2. Respiratory Distress in the Newborn
  2. Pathophysiology
    1. Retained alveolar fluid with incompletely expanded alveoli (typically due to precipitous Vaginal Delivery)
    2. Diagnosis of exclusion as a cause for Newborn Respiratory Distress
    3. Made in hindsight after no obvious other sources identified
      1. Tachypnea readily resolves within minutes to hours
  3. Management
    1. Supportive care
    2. Resolves spontaneously
  4. References
    1. Hermansen (2015) Am Fam Physician 92(11): 994-1002 [PubMed]

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