Birth trauma (left clavicle fracture)

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Baby born by normal delivery presented with tachypnoea and reduced left upper limb movement.

Patient Data

Age: 1 day

The lungs and pleural spaces are clear, but there is a left clavicle fracture and left sided rib fractures secondary to birth trauma.

Case Discussion

Fracture of the left clavicle and rib fractures secondary to birth trauma. The lungs and pleural spaces are clear, but it is very important to recognise that the clavicle is fractured and comment on the lack of periosteal reaction or callus formation and allow the clinicians to correlate with birth history.

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Case information

rID: 26563
Case created: 28th Dec 2013
Last edited: 2nd Oct 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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