BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-220402
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Full-thickness gaping wound in the inguinal region of prenatal origin in an extremely premature baby

  1. Poornima Murthy
  1. Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Regina General Hospital, Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Satyaranjan Pegu, satyapegu{at}
  • Accepted 3 May 2017
  • Published 16 May 2017


This baby boy weighing 810 g at birth was born at 24 6/7 weeks to a healthy primigravida with uncomplicated pregnancy until 24 weeks. She was hospitalised from 24 weeks’ gestation onwards for threatened preterm labour. Serial bedside ultrasound showed the baby to be in a breech position with bulging membranes and a visible loop of umbilical cord within the cervical os. About 48 hours prior to delivery, there was some leaking of amniotic fluid indicating possible rupture of membranes. She was not in active labour apart from intermittent contractions. Elective caesarean section was done for concerns with cord prolapse. Delivery was unremarkable with no surgical trauma or traction to the leg as confirmed by the obstetrician. …

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