Meconium aspiration syndrome: reflections on a murky subject.

  title={Meconium aspiration syndrome: reflections on a murky subject.},
  author={Vern L. Katz and Watson A Bowes},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={166 1 Pt 1},
Meconium-stained amniotic fluid occurs in approximately 12% of live births. In approximately one third of these infants meconium is present below the vocal cords. However, meconium aspiration syndrome develops in only 2 of every 1000 live-born infants. Ninety-five percent of infants with inhaled meconium clear the lungs spontaneously. Recent investigations… CONTINUE READING