Caesarean section with breech presentation and shaft femur fracture in newborn: a rare case report


  • Rimple Tiwary Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ibra Hospital, Ministry of Health-Oman, Sultanate of Oman
  • Manish Kumar Tiwary Department of Anaesthesiology, Ibra Hospital, Ministry of Health-Oman, Sultanate of Oman



Breech presentation, Fracture femur, Newborn


Vaginal delivery for breech presentation is always associated with a higher risk of injury to the newborn as compared to caesarean delivery. A male infant was delivered by elective caesarean section at 40 weeks of gestation for breech presentation. During extraction, the newborn sustained a right femur shaft fracture. A simple splint with immobilization along with leg raise led to complete healing without complication. Caesarean delivery is associated with a reduced risk of newborn birth injuries as compared to vaginal and instrumental delivery but rare accidental complication can be possible.




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