Late traumatic birth complication

Authors

  • Natacha Fontes Paediatric Service, Centro Hospitalar Póvoa de Varzim/Vila do Conde
  • Brígida Amaral Paediatric Service, Centro Hospitalar do Porto
  • Ana Oliveira Dermatology Service, Centro Hospitalar do Porto
  • Manuela Selores Dermatology Service, Centro Hospitalar do Porto
  • Margarida Pontes Paediatric Service, Centro Hospitalar Póvoa de Varzim/Vila do Conde
  • Elisabete Coelho Paediatric Service, Centro Hospitalar Póvoa de Varzim/Vila do Conde

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v23.i3.8700

Keywords:

Cutaneous lesions, hypercalcaemia, newborn, subcutaneous fat necrosis

Abstract

Introduction: Subcutaneous fat necrosis is a rare transient disorder of adipose tissue mostly affecting term or post-term newborns with perinatal complications.

Case report: Full-term neonate, large for gestational age, with a complicated vaginal birth, requiring resuscitation. Skin lesions compatible with NGTS, which resolved without complications, were noted at 13 days of life.

Discussion: We report a case of subcutaneous fat necrosis with a benign evolution, just to remind this uncommon entity. The pathogenesis is poorly understood and although it tends to resolve spontaneously, an eventful associated hypercalcaemia >may have a fatal outcome.

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Published

2016-03-01

How to Cite

Fontes, N., Amaral, B., Oliveira, A., Selores, M., Pontes, M., & Coelho, E. (2016). Late traumatic birth complication. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 23(3), 161–163. https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v23.i3.8700

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