Case Report: Multiple Rib Fracture With Surgical Emphysema At 34 Weeks Gestation

  • O Omole Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
  • M Mamman Department of Radiology Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
  • C Nkanta National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dala, Kano
Keywords: Multiple rib fracture, surgical emphysema, road traffic accident, spontaneous vertex delivery, episiotomy

Abstract

A case of multiple rib fracture with surgical emphysema following a raod traffic accident at 34 weeks gestation is presented. She had spontaneous vertex delivery at 41 weeks gestation with good feto – maternal outcome. This is a case of severe injuries to the maternal trunk in which the uterus and / or the fetus were not affected.
Key words: Multiple rib fracture, surgical emphysema, road traffic accident, spontaneous vertex delivery, episiotomy.
Highland Medical Research Journal Vol.2(1) 2004: 79-80
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