Delivery of the Hydrocephalic Foetus by Spinal Tapping: A Second Case.*

J. W. Ballantyne
1906 BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology  
t u r w on Xidwifery a n d Diseases of lliotnen, Xcdical Collc7gc for I T T o 7 t )~~i i and S U I~~O T L .~' Hall, EdLnburgh; Physician t o the Zoya1 J f n t c r n i t y Ho.spifn1, Edinburgh; Prrsidmt of the Edinburgh Obstrtrzcal Socirty. A LITTLE more than a year ago I communicated t o the Edinburgh Obstetrical Society tlie record of a case of f e t a l hydrocephalus in which I delivered the infant by means of spiiial tappiiig (Br?t. X e d . JOUTIIE., 1904, vol. ii., p. 1,567; T r i~l l S . K
more » ... 67; T r i~l l S . K d m . Obstet. Soc., 1905, vol. xxx.). The spinal canal was opened into in thc dorsal rcgioii, a metal catheter m-as passed up into the cranial cavity, the fluid contents were drawn off, and the child, a large male weighing (along with the fluid) IS lbs., was then easily extracted by manual traction upon
doi:10.1111/j.1471-0528.1906.tb08991.x fatcat:3ikpy36rhveunoidgnva7lvgku