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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 1018-4406
Vol. 21, No. 4, 2011, pp. 553-555
Bioline Code: pe11096
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2011, pp. 553-555

 en Bilateral Clavicle Fracture in Two Newborn Infants
Kanik, Ali; Sutcuoglu, Sumer; Aydinlioglu, Halil; Erdemir, Aydin & Ozer, Esra Arun


Background:The fracture of clavicle is the most frequently observed bone fracture as birth trauma and it is usually unilateral. It is seen following shoulder dystocia deliveries or breech presentation of macrosomic newborns.
Case Presentation: We report two macrosomic newborns with bilateral clavicle fracture and brachial plexus palsy due to birth trauma. Chest X-rays confirmed bilateral fracture of clavicles. Both patients were recovered without any sequel.
Conclusion: Bilateral clavicular fracture should be considered in any neonate with bilateral absent Moro reflexes.

Birth Injuries; Clavicle Fracture; Newborn; dystocia

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