BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr.10.2011.4904
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Images in paediatrics: subcutaneous fat necrosis causing radial nerve palsy

  1. Shahzad Haider
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Cheadle, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shahzad Haider, drhaider786{at}


A baby boy was born at term by forceps extraction following uneventful pregnancy. The baby did not require resuscitation at birth. On routine postnatal check, it was noticed that the baby had left-sided wrist drop (figure 1). An area of palpable subcutaneous nodules with some erythema was identified over the lower part …

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