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Upper extremity arterial thrombus presenting at birth
  1. Bryan P LaBore1,
  2. Timothy H Bedell1,2
  1. 1School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
  2. 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Trinity Health, Minot, North Dakota, USA
  1. Correspondence to Bryan P LaBore, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota, 420 3 Street SE, Suite B Minot, ND 58701, USA; bryan.labore{at}

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We report a 36-week neonate born to a 31-year-old G2P0 woman by emergency c-section due to decreased fetal movement. The pregnancy had been uncomplicated up to that point and the mother had no significant medical history. Birth weight was 2.49 kg. Apgars were 6 and 5. Superficial skin loss and dark blue discolouration were noted along the left upper extremity and hand immediately after delivery. Fluid resuscitation …

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  • Contributors BPL designed, drafted and approved the manuscript. He is guarantor. THB designed, revised and approved the manuscript. Both authors are accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.