Brachial plexus palsy involving the posterior shoulder at spontaneous vaginal delivery

Gary Hankins, S. L. Clark

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Abstract

Brachial plexus injuries sustained at birth have most often been attributed to the maneuvers performed when attempting to relieve a shoulder dystocia or to deliver a breech vaginally. In the case now reported, the brachial plexus injury involved the posterior shoulder. As the delivery was spontaneous and without forceps or manual rotation, with delivery effected using only the McRobert's maneuver, it is hypothesized that maternal expulsive forces in conjunction with lodging of the posterior shoulder on the sacral promontory resulted in the injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-45
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
Volume12
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • brachial plexus injury
  • Shoulder dystocia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Brachial plexus palsy involving the posterior shoulder at spontaneous vaginal delivery. / Hankins, Gary; Clark, S. L.

In: American Journal of Perinatology, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1995, p. 44-45.

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