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Table 1 Thoracic emergencies in children of different ages

From: Radiology in paediatric non-traumatic thoracic emergencies

Pathology Neonate (0–1 month) Infant (1–23 months) Preschool child (2–5 years) Child (6–12 years) Adolescent (13–18 years)
Airleaks Yes Yes    Yes, spontaneous
Infection Viral bronchiolitis Viral/bacterial pneumonia Bacterial pneumonia Bacterial pneumonia  
Foreign body   Yes, 6 months–3 years Yes, 6 months–3 years   
Tumour   Teratoma, neuroblastoma Lymphoma, leukemia Lymphoma, leukemia Lymphoma, leukemia
Congenital anomalies Heart, lung, vascular and tracheobronchial anomalies; diaphagmatic hernia Heart, lung, vascular and tracheobronchial anomalies; diaphagmatic hernia