Evaluation of the Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Injuries with Forensic Perspective


Akcakaya N. H. , Colak M. S. , Sevin A., Gurpinar K., Asliyuksek H. , Orhan E. K.

HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI, vol.59, no.5, pp.388-392, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/haseki.galenos.2021.7332
  • Title of Journal : HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI
  • Page Numbers: pp.388-392
  • Keywords: Brachial plexus neuropathies, brachial plexus, parturition, obstetric, malpractice, PALSY

Abstract

Aim: Obstetrical brachial plexopathy (OBP) is the loss of function of the brachial plexus due to a traumatic, idiopathic, or iatrogenic reason since birth. OBP mostly occurs with a traumatic background that is secondary to a difficult birth. In this study, we aimed to investigate the medical characteristics of the OBP cases, which were evaluated for malpractice reasons by the Forensic Medicine and define the features that should be considered in the forensic evaluation of OBP.