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Forceps Combined with Rotation Causes Serious Complications

Wednesday, 29 October 2008 09:58

High cervical spinal cord injury in neonates resulted as a serious complication of forceps rotations of 90 degrees or more. The common feature in all cases was a forceps cephalic delivery, almost always a rotation of 90 degrees or more from the occipitoposterior or occipitotransverse position. High cervical spinal cord injury in neonates is a specific complication of forceps rotation.


High cervical spinal cord injury in neonates delivered with forceps: report of 15 cases   Menticoglou SM, Perlman M, Manning FA.   Obstet Gynecol. 1995 (Oct); 86 (4 ~ Pt 1): 589-594