Corpus ID: 42821897

[Routine examination of the term newborn infant].

  title={[Routine examination of the term newborn infant].},
  author={H. Rosegger},
  journal={Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift},
  volume={152 1-2},
  • H. Rosegger
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift
The routine examination of healthy term newborn infants on the postnatal ward has at least three goals: diagnosis of a primarily inapparent, yet severe disorder (e.g. acyanotic malformation of the heart), detection of minor, benign abnormalities (e.g. deformed feet) and minor birth lesions (e.g. cephalhematoma, clavicular fracture). Since such findings may cause concern, they are discussed with the parents. Many minor problems such as postural deformities are self limited or can be managed by… Expand