RESEARCH LETTER

NEONATAL NERVE PALSIES: A CONTEMPORARY OBSTETRIC PERSPECTIVE

Daren J. Roberts , and John M. Svigos

Daren J. Roberts
Clinical Lecturer Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health Faculty of Health Sciences University of Adelaide Senior Visiting Medical Specialist Obstetric Unit 4 Women’s and Children’s Hospital North Adelaide, South Australia. Email: [email protected]

and John M. Svigos
Associate Professor Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health Faculty of Health Sciences University of Adelaide. Senior Visiting Medical Specialist Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit Women’s and Children’s Hospital North Adelaide, South Australia. Visiting Professor (Overseas) Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology Sanglah Hospital Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
Online First: May 03, 2014 | Cite this Article
Roberts, D., Svigos, a. 2014. NEONATAL NERVE PALSIES: A CONTEMPORARY OBSTETRIC PERSPECTIVE. Bali Medical Journal 3(2). DOI:10.15562/bmj.v3i2.73


Background:

Birth trauma and its often incorrect inference of iatrogenic causation has led to unfortunate implications for the affected child, the parents, the obstetrician and the midwife due to unwarranted medico-legal attention in our current litigious society.

A more discerning evaluation of neonatal nerve palsies following labour and delivery has led to a better understanding of their aetiology with potentially more appropriate outcomes for all parties involved.

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