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[Fractures in neonates as a result of birth trauma caused by caesarean section].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21031331     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of 4 bone fractures associated with birth by Caesarean section (CS) prompted us to examine the incidence and predisposing factors of bone injuries sustained during birth.
CASE REPORT AND METHOD: The 4 cases with fractures were evaluated retrospectively and discussed in combination with a short review of the literature.
CONCLUSIONS: With the increasing number of Caesarean sections the incidence of birth trauma has decreased. Nevertheless, when performing a CS there is still a risk of serious trauma to the neonate, including bone fractures. A Caesarean section for breech presentation constitutes a predisposition for femoral fractures. When diagnosed early and treated properly, the prognosis for these fractures is good without sequelae and one can expect a satisfactory clinical outcome for the child. We suggest that the possibility of this complication be mentioned when counselling the mother and getting informed consent.
Authors:
R Rasenack; C Möllmann; J Farthmann; M Kunze; H Prömpeler
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-10-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie     Volume:  214     ISSN:  1439-1651     ISO Abbreviation:  Z Geburtshilfe Neonatol     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-29     Completed Date:  2011-03-08     Revised Date:  2013-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508901     Medline TA:  Z Geburtshilfe Neonatol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  210-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
Affiliation:
Universitätsfrauenklinik, Freiburg. regina.rasenack@uniklinik-freiburg.de
Vernacular Title:
Geburtstraumatische Frakturen nach Kaiserschnitt.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Birth Injuries / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  prevention & control
Cesarean Section / adverse effects*
Female
Fractures, Bone / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  prevention & control
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Male

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