Complications of vacuum delivery

Case contributed by Joseph Scheller


Neonate with dramatically swollen scalp noted after birth, born via vacuum delivery

Patient Data

Age: 10 days
Gender: Male

Right frontal and right temporal intraparenchymal hemorrhage. Posterior fossa subdural hematoma. Large caput succedaneum.

Case Discussion

Vacuum deliveries are known to cause scalp and intracranial injuries.

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