Complications of vacuum delivery
Neonate with dramatically swollen scalp noted after birth, born via vacuum delivery
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Right frontal and right temporal intraparenchymal hemorrhage. Posterior fossa subdural hematoma. Large caput succedaneum.
Vacuum deliveries are known to cause scalp and intracranial injuries.
- Ali UA, Norwitz ER. Vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery. (2009) Reviews in obstetrics & gynecology. 2 (1): 5-17. Pubmed