Fracture of the Femur of A Newborn after Cesarean Section for Breech Presentation and Fibroid Uterus : A Case Report and Literature Review

 

What to Learn from this Article?

Rare presentation of femur fracture during Cesarian section. 


Case Report |  Volume 4 | Issue 1 | JOCR Jan-Mar 2014 | Page 18-20 | Ibrahima F, Ngo Nonga B, Handy Eone D, Sosso MA

DOI: 10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.141


Authors:Ibrahima F[1], Ngo Nonga B[1], Handy Eone D[1], Sosso MA[1]

[1]Department of Surgery and Surgical Specialties, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon.

Address of Correspondence:

Dr Ibrahima Farikou, P.O. Box 14572, Yaoundé, Cameroon. Email: ifarikou@hotmail.com


Abstract

Introduction: The practice of cesarean section is known to decrease the occurrence of long bone fractures. We present here an unusual diaphyseal fracture of the femur of a newborn after cesarean section, the only case observed in our 14 years of practice.

Case Report: The patient was a 3.4-kg female child born at 38 weeks of gestation. The mother was a primipara and aged 39 years. Ultrasound examination at 20th week revealed intrauterine fibroids with a breech presentation. Therefore, elective cesarean section was indicated. There was no apparent bone disorder that could predispose to sustain femur fracture. The fracture was treated successfully with a bilateral spica cast. The cesarean section was indicated in an aged primipara, bearer of uterine fibroids, and breech presentation. She had a good general health status, but her bone density was unknown since this examination is not routinely performed in our clinical settings in Africa.

Conclusion: Elderly age, primipara status, presence of uterine fibroids, and breech presentation are usual indications for cesarean section. However, there are not many reports on femur fracture after cesarean section.  Our present case suggests that despite the latest advances in delivery techniques, cesarean section for breech presentation predisposes the neonate to femoral fractures.

Keywords: Femur fracture; Cesarean section; Fibroid; Breech presentation; Africa.


 

How to Cite This Article: Ibrahima F, Ngo Nonga B, Handy Eone D, Sosso MA. Fracture of the Femur of A Newborn after Cesarean Section for Breech Presentation and Fibroid Uterus :A Case Report and Literature Review. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2014 Jan-Mar ;4(1): 18-20. Available from: http://www.jocr.co.in/wp/2014/01/06/2250-0685-141-fulltext/


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