Newborn brachial plexus injuries: The twisting and extension of the fetal head as contributing causes

H. Sandmire, J. Morrison, C. Racinet, G. Hankins, D. Pecorari, R. Gherman

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Abstract

The exact mechanism of the causation of brachial plexus injury (BPI) has long been a matter of controversy. It is our opinion that the twisting and the extension of the fetal head, during the labour and delivery process, will increase the stretching of the neck, thus contributing to the labour forces as the cause of BPI. Our opinions are offered to other researchers and readers for their consideration of how the labour forces can cause BPI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-172
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008

Keywords

  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Erb's palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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