Complications of vacuum delivery
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Scheller J, Complications of vacuum delivery. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 31 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-72545
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1 Dec 2019
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Neonate with dramatically swollen scalp noted after birth, born via vacuum delivery
Age: 10 days
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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.
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