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Forceps Related to Facial Paralysis

Wednesday, 29 October 2008 10:02

This study published in "Plastic Reconstructive Surgery" retrospectively identifies and characterizes patients with facial palsy related to birth trauma and describes the natural history of this disorder. This retrospective study revealed that 91% of all children who had suffesed with facial paralysis were delivered with forceps. The incidence of additional birth injuries also was substantially higher among affected subjects than among the general population of newborns.

Facial nerve palsy in the newborn: incidence and outcome   Falco NA, Eriksson E.
Plast Reconstr Surg 1990   Jan;85(1):1-4