Parturitional Injury of the Head and Neck

Thierry A.G.M. Huisman, Timothy Phelps, Thangamadhan Bosemani, Aylin Tekes, Andrea Poretti

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Parturitional injuries refer to injuries sustained during and secondary to fetal delivery. The skull, brain, and head and neck regions are frequently involved. Accurate differentiation and classification of the various injuries is essential for treatment, prognosis, and parental counseling. In this review, we discuss the various "bumps and lumps" that maybe encountered along the neonatal skull as well as the most frequent calvarial and intracranial parturitional injuries. In addition, a short discussion of the most common head and neck, facial, and spinal lesions is included. Various mimickers and risk factors are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-166
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Neuroimaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015


  • Head
  • Neck
  • Neonatal
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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