Comparison in obstetric management on infants with transient and persistent obstetric brachial plexus palsy.
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2008

The outcome of obstetric brachial plexus palsy depends on the severity of the lesion of the nerve fibers. The aim of the prospective study is to evaluate if differences in force used in downward traction on the fetal head correlate to the number of nerve roots affected. At final neurological examination at 18 months of age, complete neurological recovery occurred in 80 of 98 children (82%). Downward traction of the fetal head was applied more often and with greater force in the group with persistent damage. There was a significant correlation between the force used to the number of nerve roots affected. The risk of persistent obstetric brachial plexus palsy at age 18 months depended on obstetric management and increased significantly with increasing force used in downward traction of the fetal head.

Prospective Studies

Pregnancy

adverse effects

Humans

Infant

Obstetric

Female

Paralysis

Community Health Planning

Infant

Retrospective Studies

Obstetric

Case-Control Studies

etiology

Brachial Plexus Neuropathies

Brachial Plexus

Time Factors

Birth Weight

etiology

Newborn

injuries

Delivery

Age Factors

Male

Författare

Margareta Mollberg

Göteborgs universitet

Anna-Lena Lagerkvist

Göteborgs universitet

Urban Johansson

Börje Bager

Annika Johansson

Henrik Hagberg

Göteborgs universitet

Journal of child neurology

1708-8283 (ISSN)

Vol. 23 12 1424-32

Ämneskategorier

Dermatologi och venereologi

Övrig annan samhällsvetenskap

DOI

10.1177/0883073808320620

PubMed

19073848