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.
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.
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