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Traumatic intracranial haemorrhage in firstborn infants and delivery with obstetric forceps.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7248214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exclusive of breech presentation, traumatic intracranial haemorrhage was demonstrated at necropsy on 27 occasions in 36 420 consecutive firstborn infants. All 27 were forceps deliveries. The main conclusion is that serious injury to the forecoming head at birth is almost invariably a direct effect of forceps. The relevance of this conclusion to some aspects of contemporary obstetric practice is discussed briefly.
K O'Driscoll; D Meagher; D MacDonald; F Geoghegan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1981 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-09-15     Completed Date:  1981-09-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577-81     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology*
Extraction, Obstetrical / adverse effects
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / etiology*
Labor Presentation
Obstetrical Forceps / adverse effects*

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