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Scalp laceration in a newborn due to cervical sutures
  1. Ramnik Mathur1,
  2. Samuel Marcus2
  1. 1St Thomas' Hospital NNU, Twickenham, UK
  2. 2Queen Elizabeth Hospital, South London Health Care Trust, Woolwich, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ramnik Mathur, St Thomas' Hospital NNU, ST7 Paediatrics, 21 Cheyne Avenue, Twickenham TW2 6AN, UK; ramnik.mathur{at}

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A 36-year-old primipara had previously undergone removal of the cervix for cancer.

She conceived following in-vitro fertilisation. Because of her previous cervical surgery, she underwent cervical circlage. At 20 weeks' gestation, the circlage sutures became infected and the membranes ruptured. She developed increasing evidence of …

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