Scalping of a newborn: Complication during cesarean section

Shivani Shah-Becker, Benjamin S. Oberman, Jason G. May

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A term newborn was transferred to our institution following emergency cesarean section with a severe scalping laceration. Bedside repair of the injury was successful with good results. Most recent follow-up reveals no functional deficits. This report discusses a repair technique, as well as a review of the literature regarding risk factors, prevention, classification, and potential adverse effects of fetal injury during cesarean delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number588
Pages (from-to)53-55
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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