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Cesarean section and right femur fracture: a rare but possible complication for breech presentation

Capobianco, Giampiero and Virdis, Giuseppe and Lisai, Pietro and Cherchi, Claudio and Biasetti, Ornella and Dessole, Francesco and Meloni, Giovanni Battista (2013) Cesarean section and right femur fracture: a rare but possible complication for breech presentation. Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 2013 . eISSN 2090-6692. Article.

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DOI: 10.1155/2013/613709


Background. The breech extraction of the fetus through the vagina has a greater risk of hip fracture compared with the extraction by abdominal route. Case. A 2390 g female infant was delivered at 39 weeks by elective cesarean section for breech presentation. The newborn sustained a fracture of the right femur. A simple immobilization of the limb in extension led to a complete healing of the fracture without sequelae. Conclusion. Caesarean delivery reduces the risk of causing a traumatic injury of the newborn compared to vaginal delivery, especially with breech presentation but does not eliminate this possible accidental complication.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:8791
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cesarean section, femur fracture, breech presentation
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/40 Ginecologia e ostetricia
Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/33 Malattie apparato locomotore
Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/36 Diagnostica per immagini e radioterapia
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Scienze Chirurgiche, Microchirurgiche e Mediche
002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > Azienda ASL1, Sassari
Publisher:Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Copyright Holders:© 2013 Giampiero Capobianco et al.
Deposited On:12 Mar 2013 11:32

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