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High cervical spinal cord injury in neonates delivered with forceps: report of 15 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7675385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To inform obstetricians of a serious complication of forceps rotations of 90 degrees or more--high cervical spinal cord injury in neonates. METHODS: We reviewed the obstetric aspects of 15 cases of high cervical spinal cord birth injury diagnosed during 1982-1994 at two tertiary-care children's hospitals in Canada. RESULTS: The common feature in all cases was a forceps cephalic delivery, almost always a rotation of 90 degrees or more from the occipitoposterior or occipitotransverse position. CONCLUSION: High cervical spinal cord injury in neonates is a rare but specific complication of forceps rotation.
S M Menticoglou; M Perlman; F A Manning
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1995 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-10-19     Completed Date:  1995-10-19     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  589-94     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Mannitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Injuries / etiology*
Infant, Newborn
Obstetrical Forceps / adverse effects*
Spinal Cord Injuries / etiology*
Comment In:
Obstet Gynecol. 1996 Feb;87(2):319-20   [PMID:  8559546 ]

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