A rare case of diaphragmatic paralysis due to isolated phrenic nerve palsy in neonate
Isolated phrenic nerve palsy is a rare complications result of birth injury, and carries a high respiratory morbidity such diaphragmatic paralysis. We report an unusual case of phrenic nerve palsy in a neonate delivered by vacuum extraction, presenting without brachial plexus injury and maternal shoulder dystocia, and challenge the conventional understanding of the true incidence, etiopathogenesis, and proper management of this condition.
Phrenic nerve palsy, diaphragmatic paralysis, diaphragmatic plication
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South African Journal of Child Health 2008;2(1):32.
Date submitted: 2008-02-11
Date published: 2008-04-23
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