The following chest x-rays are from a neonate with respiratory distress. What condition and interesting radiological sign can you observe?[peekaboo_link name=”Answer”]Answer[/peekaboo_link] [peekaboo_content name=”Answer”]
The chest x-rays show the spinnaker sign which is a radiological finding in neonatal pneumomediastinum.
Also referred to as the thymic wing sign, it indicates lobes of the thymus displaced laterally by the mediastinal air, resembling the headsails of a boat.
This neonate was managed conservatively by the specialist and responded well.[/peekaboo_content]