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Therapeutic hypothermia in neonatal cervical spine injury
  1. Paolo Montaldo1,
  2. Vania Oliveira1,
  3. Peter J Lally1,
  4. Badr Chaban1,
  5. Gaurav Atreja1,
  6. Olga Kirmi2,
  7. Sudhin Thayyil1
  1. 1Centre for Perinatal Neuroscience, Imperial College London, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Neuroradiology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paolo Montaldo, Centre for Perinatal Neuroscience, Level 5 Hammersmith House, Department of Paediatrics, Imperial College London, Du Cane Road, London W12 0HS, UK; p.montaldo{at}

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A baby boy (39 weeks; 3350 g) delivered by forceps following shoulder dystocia was born in a poor condition requiring invasive respiratory support (Apgar scores at 1, 5 and 10 min were 3, 4 and 5, respectively). He was started on passive cooling at the local neonatal unit, and then referred to our centre. At admission, the baby had flaccid quadriparesis, …

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  • PM and VO contributed equally.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained from the parents.

  • Ethics approval London Brent REC Imperial. Imperial R&D approval No: 13HH1843.

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