TITLE

Depressed skull fracture in Ping Pong: elevation with Medeva extractor

AUTHOR(S)
Mastrapa, Tania Leyva; Fernandez, Luis Alonso; Alvarez, Manuel Diaz; Storrs, Bruce B.; Flores-Urueta, Azucena
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Child's Nervous System;Jul2007, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p787
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Introduction: The bones of the skull of the newborn and nursing infants, in general, possess great malleability. For this reason, the depressed fractures occurring at this age are called 'Ping Pong' or 'Green Stick' fractures. The treatment of these fractures is surgical according to different authors, although some of these fractures that happen in childbirth can elevate themselves spontaneously. Technique: A breast milk extractor trade mark 'MEDEVA' was used for the procedure in newborns with a depression larger than 2 cm in diameter. Minimal aspiration was performed while observing the elevation through the transparent breast milk extractor MEDEVA until the depression elevated without leaving any trace. Discussion: The aspiration procedure was satisfactory and curative in the five children treated. The fracture was successfully elevated and the skull returned to its normal position and configuration without complications for the patients. Conclusion: Finally, it has been demonstrated that this procedure is simple, inexpensive, and avoids surgical intervention.
ACCESSION #
58638055

 

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