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Spinal cord transection, cerebral ischaemic and brain-stem injury in a baby following a Kielland's forceps rotation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6728115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A full-term infant suffered a high cervical cord transection after a Kielland 's forceps rotation and extraction. Quadriplegia developed immediately and initial cerebral swelling was followed by atrophy with ventricular dilatation on CT examination. Death occurred at 60 days. At post-mortem complete necrosis of the cervical cord at C2-C3 with old haemorrhage in the meninges was found, with damage to the inferior corpora quadrigemina , the thalamus, striatum, cerebellar and cerebral cortex. The mechanism is discussed briefly.
S J Gould; J F Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuropathology and applied neurobiology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0305-1846     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuropathol. Appl. Neurobiol.     Publication Date:    1984 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-06-29     Completed Date:  1984-06-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609829     Medline TA:  Neuropathol Appl Neurobiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Injuries / pathology*
Brain / pathology
Brain Edema / pathology
Brain Ischemia / pathology*
Brain Stem / injuries*,  pathology
Cerebral Hemorrhage / pathology
Infant, Newborn
Neurons / ultrastructure
Obstetrical Forceps / adverse effects*
Spinal Cord / pathology
Spinal Cord Injuries / pathology*

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