Needle puncture scars from midtrimester amniocentesis

Sharon Raimer, Benny Raimer

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Abstract

A neonate was noted to have two depressed scars on the upper part of the back at birth that we believe resulted from midtrimester amniocentesis; no underlying injury was apparent. Scar formation from needle puncture occurs in an estimated 1% to 3% of the infants whose mothers have undergone midtrimester diagnostic amniocentesis. The scars most commonly are depressed, dimplelike, and measure 1 to 2 mm in diameter, although linear scarring may also occur. Single or multiple scars may be present, and, in seven of the 36 infants previously described in the literature, internal injuries also occurred as a result of the needle puncture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1360-1362
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Volume120
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984

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Amniocentesis
Second Pregnancy Trimester
Punctures
Needles
Cicatrix
Wounds and Injuries
Mothers
Parturition
Newborn Infant

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Needle puncture scars from midtrimester amniocentesis. / Raimer, Sharon; Raimer, Benny.

In: Archives of Dermatology, Vol. 120, No. 10, 1984, p. 1360-1362.

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Raimer, Sharon ; Raimer, Benny. / Needle puncture scars from midtrimester amniocentesis. In: Archives of Dermatology. 1984 ; Vol. 120, No. 10. pp. 1360-1362.
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