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CONGENITAL DIVERTICULOSIS OF LEFT VENTRICLE

CONGENITAL DIVERTICULOSIS OF LEFT VENTRICLE Congenital diverticulosis of the left ventricle is an extremely rare maldevelopment. The following case of sudden or unexpected death is reported because of this finding. REPORT OF A CASE Baby boy S., a full term white male infant, was delivered by low forceps at the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn at 6 p.m. on Jan. 5, 1947. The mother was a 30 year old primipara whose pregnancy was uneventful. The first stage of labor lasted twelve and one-half hours and the second stage two and one-half hours. The patient had a slightly delayed, weak cry, grunting respirations and moderate cyanosis. The weight at birth was 7 pounds 5 ounces (3,316.9 Gm.). There was moderate molding of the skull but no caput succedaneum or external signs of injury to the scalp or skull. Oxygen and vitamin K subcutaneously were administered. Physical examination two hours after birth revealed a good cry, cyanosis of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1950 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040010121014
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Abstract

Congenital diverticulosis of the left ventricle is an extremely rare maldevelopment. The following case of sudden or unexpected death is reported because of this finding. REPORT OF A CASE Baby boy S., a full term white male infant, was delivered by low forceps at the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn at 6 p.m. on Jan. 5, 1947. The mother was a 30 year old primipara whose pregnancy was uneventful. The first stage of labor lasted twelve and one-half hours and the second stage two and one-half hours. The patient had a slightly delayed, weak cry, grunting respirations and moderate cyanosis. The weight at birth was 7 pounds 5 ounces (3,316.9 Gm.). There was moderate molding of the skull but no caput succedaneum or external signs of injury to the scalp or skull. Oxygen and vitamin K subcutaneously were administered. Physical examination two hours after birth revealed a good cry, cyanosis of

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1950

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