Birth trauma

Birth trauma relates to those conditions caused by both physical/mechanical and hypoxic injuries.

Birth trauma occurs in ~5 per 1000 births 2.

Aetiology

There are a wide range of conditions related to birth trauma, ranging from superficial and minor injuries through to fatal injuries.

Musculoskeletal
CNS/PNS
Risk factors

Birth trauma may not be readily apparent initially, and may have a delayed presentation. Non-accidental injuries can be considered in the neonate in the correct context.

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rID: 12134
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Perinatal trauma

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