Birth and Neonatal Care Injuries: A Special Aspect of Newborn Surgery
National Research Centre for Mother and Child Health, University of Astana, Kazakhstan University of Pecs, Medical School, Hungary
- *Corresponding Author:
- Professor Andreas Fette
National Research Centre for
Mother and Child Health
University of Astana, Kazakhstan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 18, 2012; Accepted Date: July 24, 2012; Published Date: July 26, 2012
Citation: Fette A (2012) Birth and Neonatal Care Injuries: A Special Aspect of Newborn Surgery. Pediat Therapeut 2:132. doi:10.4172/2161-0665.1000132
Copyright: © 2012 Fette A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Nowadays birth (BI) and Neonatal Care (NCI) injuries have to be considered as a significant cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Since they are always delicate to manage after disclosure, they are usually less often reported. Thus, selections of extraordinary cases are presented most considerately. The institutional files of 18 neonates have been selected. In the BI-group 2 complex injuries happened during Caesareans, 5 during vaginal deliveries, while in the NCI-group 8 happened during NICU and 3 during home care. Median time of presentation has been the 2nd (Range 1-3) day, respectively the 1st (Range 1-3) week of life. Six neonates underwent surgery, 4 closed bone reduction, the remaining 8 could be treated non-surgical. Even lethal outcomes have to be considered. BI- injuries and NCI-injuries present as a special aspect of newborn surgery. For their successful management great expertise and empathy is needed by every individual carer in charge.