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Severe brain injury with rupture of the superior sagittal sinus after vacuum extraction birth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18518698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Vacuum extraction in nonprogressive labor is a relatively safe procedure. Only a few major complications have been reported in the literature. The authors present a case of severe brain damage with rupture of the sinus after vacuum extraction delivery for which surgical repair of the dural tear and brain prolapse was required.
Christian Musahl; Uta Schick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1933-0707     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosurg Pediatr     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-03     Completed Date:  2008-07-10     Revised Date:  2010-08-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101463759     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  471-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neurosurgery, Wedau Kliniken, Duisburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Injuries / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Brain Injuries / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Infant, Newborn
Rupture / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery
Superior Sagittal Sinus / injuries*
Vacuum Extraction, Obstetrical / adverse effects*
Comment In:
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Aug;6(2):202; author reply 202   [PMID:  20672945 ]

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