Skull subcutaneous emphysema - a rare complication of vacuum extraction and scalp electrode

Emanuel Birenbaum*, Geri Robinson, Shlomo Mashiach, Michael Brish

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Abstract

A full-term newborn infant with severe subcutaneous emphysema of the skull as a complication of vacuum extraction and scalp electrode wound is reported. We hypothesize that detachment of subcutaneous tissue and transmission of the negative pressure associated with the vacuum extraction resulted in entry of air through the scalp electrode wound.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-260
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1986

Keywords

  • scalp electrode
  • subcutaneous emphysema
  • vacuum extraction

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