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Severe chest recession causing translucency on an x ray
  1. C J Elder1,
  2. A Sprigg1,
  3. R C Coombs2
  1. 1Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield, UK
  2. 2Neonatal Unit, Jessop Wing, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK
  1. Dr R C Coombs, Neonatal Unit, Jessop Wing, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Tree Root Walk, Sheffield, UK; Robert.Coombs{at}

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A male twin was born at 26 weeks’ gestation, weighing 883 g. He required intubation and ventilation for 10 days and was re-ventilated from day 23 to day 27. On day 37 he developed inspiratory stridor and chest recession. This was worse when he was off …

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