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Title: Mid-trimester fracture of femur in a normal fetus
Authors: Senanayake, H.
Anandakumar, C. 
De Silva, M.V.C.
Keywords: Battered baby syndrome
Intrauterine fracture
Skeletal dysplasias
Temporary brittle bone disease
Issue Date: Jun-2003
Citation: Senanayake, H., Anandakumar, C., De Silva, M.V.C. (2003-06). Mid-trimester fracture of femur in a normal fetus. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 29 (3) : 186-188. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We report a case of an intrauterine fracture of the femur detected at routine mid-trimester sonography in an otherwise normal fetus. There was no associated maternal trauma. At birth, callus formation was palpable and confirmed by radiography. Absence of further fractures despite normal childhood activity and other features precluded a diagnosis of skeletal dysplasia. Although such an event is extremely rare, the possibility of an intirauterine origin should be considered in the differential diagnosis of battered baby syndrome presenting with a single fracture.
Source Title: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
ISSN: 13418076
DOI: 10.1046/j.1341-8076.2003.00098.x
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