Medical illustration of a mid-line cut-away view of a normal vaginal delivery conducted with a vacuum extractor resulting in shoulder dystocia, or brachial plexus injury. The baby's shoulder is partially trapped beneath the mother's pubic symphysis (pubic bone). As more force is applied to extract the baby from the birth canal, the brachial plexus nerves are stretched and injured.
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Medical illustration of a mid-line cut-away view of a normal vaginal delivery conducted with a vacuum extractor resulting in shoulder dystocia, or brachial plexus injury. The baby's shoulder is partially trapped beneath the mother's pubic symphysis (pubic bone). As more force is applied to extract the baby from the birth canal, the brachial plexus nerves are stretched and injured.

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Photographer: Nucleus Medical Media .
Source: Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
Date: 1 Apr 2007
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Credit: Nucleus Medical Art/Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
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