Prognostic relevance of risk factors for obstetrical brachial plexopathy

Carlos O. Heise, José Luiz D. Gherpelli
2006 Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria  
We did a case-control study to verify if the birthweight, forceps delivery or perinatal asphyxia have any significant effect on the prognosis of obstetrical brachial plexopathy. Group A was composed of 25 infants who completely recovered at the age of 6 months. Group B was composed of 21 infants who were still not able to remove a blindfold from the face with the affected limb in the sitting position at the age of 12 months. There was no statistical difference of the median birthweight or
more » ... irthweight or median first minute Apgar score between the groups. There was also no relation between birthweight higher than 4000g, first minute Apgar score lower than 6 or forceps delivery with a poor prognosis.
doi:10.1590/s0004-282x2006000100007 pmid:16622549 fatcat:gntqiv6o2jd5jjnrzizurddb7y