Rib Fractures in Infants Due to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Efforts

  title={Rib Fractures in Infants Due to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Efforts},
  author={David Dolinak},
  journal={The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology},
  • D. Dolinak
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Although it is widely known that adults may sustain fractures of the anterior and/or lateral aspects of the ribs due to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) efforts, relatively little is written about the generation of CPR-related rib fractures in the infant age range. In a series of 70 consecutive autopsies in infants ranging in age from 2 weeks to 8 months, with no history or indications of injury, the parietal pleura of the thoracic cage was stripped and the ribs carefully examined for… 

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