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Birth weight as a predictor of brachial plexus injury.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Obstetrics and Gynecology
0029-7844
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
89
Issue
5 Pt 1
Pages
643–647
Identifiers
PMID: 9166293
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although birth weight is a predictor of brachial plexus injury, the number of cesarean deliveries necessary to prevent a single injury is high at most birth weights. Because of the large number of cesarean deliveries needed to prevent a single brachial plexus injury in infants born to women without diabetes, it is difficult to recommend routine cesarean delivery for suspected macrosomia in these women.

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