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Ping pong fractures: treatment using a new medical device.
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PMID:  23274633     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the use of a new medical device to elevate depressed skull fractures (DSFs) in newborns and minor infants. METHODS: Nine patients (ranging from 1 day to 9 months of age) with simple DSF underwent skull elevation by a new elevator medical device. This medical device comprises two elements: a pediatric resuscitator (CPR mask) connected to a 50-ml syringe. Pediatric CPR face mask is placed on the depressed region and negative pressure is generated through syringe plunger elevation until fracture reduction is observed. RESULTS: Fracture reduction was confirmed in eight of nine patients by computed tomography scan without underlying brain damage and associated complications. Skull asymmetry was eliminated recovering normal shape. Up to now, there are no neurological concerns. Another treatment was chosen to be applied for one patient who did not respond to manipulation. CONCLUSION: The new device is a safe, affordable, and effective choice in the treatment of simple depressed skull fractures in newborns and minor infants.
Ramiro López-Elizalde; Tania Leyva-Mastrapa; José Antonio Muñoz-Serrano; Marisol Godínez-Rubí; Karen Preciado-Barón; Héctor Velázquez-Santana; Adrián Santana-Ramírez
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-0350     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Neurosurgery Department, "Dr. Juan I. Menchaca" Civil Hospital, Universidad de Guadalajara, Salvador de Quevedo y Zubieta No. 750 S. L., C. P. 44340, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico,
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