Trauma and the Developing Brain

  • J. S. Wigglesworth
Conference paper


Cranial birth trauma is generally considered to be an uncommon condition and is certainly one that is diagnosed in few infants in life and by few pathologists at perinatal autopsy. However, it is apparent that trauma is inseparable from the birth process and few adults would willingly allow their heads to be submitted to the forms of mechanical stress involved in spontaneous or forceps-aided vaginal delivery.


Occipital Bone Subdural Haemorrhage Lateral Sinus Spastic Diplegia Cranial Trauma 
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