1986 年 34 巻 3 号 p. 917-920
Cephalohematoma is common, but spinal cord transsection is rare in the newborn. Breech position with hyperextension of the fetal head is called “star gazing fetus”. If such a fetus is delivered vaginally, spinal cord transsection occurs frequently.
Recently we have experienced a case of “star gazing fetus” which was discovered by prepartum roentogenogram. This case was delivered vaginally. Because spontaneous breathing did not occur, intubation and IPPB were started, and upper cervical spinal cord transsection was diagnosed. This case is still alive on an IPPB, and is now one year and 9 months old.