International Journal of Neurology and Brain Disorders
Severe Dural Tear And Brain Injury After Vacuum Extraction Birth
- 1Department of Neurosurgery , University Hospital of Saarland, Homburg, Germany
- 2Department of Paediatrics , Marienhausklinik St. Josef Kohlhof, Neunkirchen, Germany
Stefan Linsler. Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Saarland, Homburg, Germany. Tel: 49-6841-16-24400; Fax: 49-6841-16-24480; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senger, S. Severe Dural Tear and Brain Injury after Vacuum Extraction Birth (2015) Int J Neurol Brain Disord 2(2): 1- 3.
© 2015 Linsler, S. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsVacuum extraction birth; Brain injury; Dural tear
Traumatic brain lesions after vacuum extraction delivery are rare. Most common complication after operative vaginal deliveries is subgaleal hematoma applied by trained obstetricians. There are only single case reports about major complications after vacuum extraction delivery in the literature available. The authors present a case of a severe brain damage and dural tear after vacuum extraction delivery. In the presented case surgical treatment of the dural tear was required. The child recovered completely in follow up.