Evidence of spinal cord injury in an infant delivered by cesarean section: A case report

Miguel Hernandez-Marti, Mauro Carlo Dal Canto*, James M. Kidd

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Abstract

A 3-month-old female infant is reported with upper spinal cord injury at birth. Breech presentation and hypcrcxtcnsion of head were observed I week prior to delivery. She was delivered by elective cesarean section. The absence of fetal movements I day prior to delivery and the uneventful cesarean section strongly suggest a spinal cord injury in utero secondary to hyperextension of the neck.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

Keywords

  • Fetal hyperextension of neck
  • Myelomalacia
  • Spinal cord injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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