Case-baby having problem in breathing! - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 1 Forum

USMLE Step 1 Forum USMLE Step 1 Discussion Forum: Let's talk about anything related to USMLE Step 1 exam


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-23-2012
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 30
Threads: 7
Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
Reputation: 19
Default Case-baby having problem in breathing!

A twenty two year old girl walks into your clinic with a baby who has cyclical hypoxic events that are not very predictable.But the baby is noted to choke and gag when he feeds.Then he stops for a moment and breathing continues untill the next event.He is otherwise normal and history of birth was non traumatic.
1.)What is the disease?
2.)How is it causing difficulty for the baby in breathing?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



  #2  
Old 08-23-2012
dr.nitowl's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 89
Threads: 3
Thanked 48 Times in 34 Posts
Reputation: 58
Default

choanal atresia.. baby is breathing only thru the mouth and when he feeds needs to pause to take breathe...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 08-23-2012
venky2600's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 1,186
Threads: 119
Thanked 815 Times in 434 Posts
Reputation: 825
Send a message via Yahoo to venky2600
Post

it's tracheoesophgeal fistula/ esophageal atresia type 3

type 3 is the distal esophagus ends as blind pouch,whereas the proximal esophagus connect with lower trachea......so as the person feeds choking,coughing and associated cyanosis could be seen( as it enters lungs)....

correct me if i'm incorrect
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 08-23-2012
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 375
Threads: 17
Thanked 131 Times in 81 Posts
Reputation: 147
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by venky2600 View Post
it's tracheoesophgeal fistula/ esophageal atresia type 3

type 3 is the distal esophagus ends as blind pouch,whereas the proximal esophagus connect with lower trachea......so as the person feeds choking,coughing and associated cyanosis could be seen( as it enters lungs)....

correct me if i'm incorrect
I think that would be associated with vomiting right after feeding , isn't it ?
and also is it compatible with life for long?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
venky2600 (08-23-2012)
  #5  
Old 08-23-2012
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 30
Threads: 7
Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
Reputation: 19
Default

Its Choanal Atresia.
where nasal obstruction may even lead to death of the baby from Asphyxia.During attempted inspiration tongue is pulled to the palate and obstruction of the airway occurs leading to difficulty in breathing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
sruthi (08-23-2012)



Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tricky Question; Drug causing this baby problem cordoba USMLE Step 1 Forum 5 05-09-2013 01:37 PM
Breathing 100% Oxygen, why not hypoventilate? chienpolska USMLE Step 1 Forum 4 01-07-2013 09:25 AM
Kussmaul's breathing and sign lee-usmle USMLE Step 1 Buzzwords 6 07-29-2012 09:34 AM
Breathing Difficulty and blood gas analysis sonu.agarwall USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 5 12-21-2011 08:29 PM
Baby is not breathing RRMadukha USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 2 06-28-2010 07:12 PM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)