[Ischemic necrosis of the gluteal area with sciatic nerve damage in newborn infants]

V N Merkulov, A A Beliaeva, A P Berezhnoĭ
Akusherstvo i Ginekologii︠a︡ 1990, (5): 58-61
The pathogenesis of dry gluteal necrosis with the involvement of the sciatic nerve as a severe complication of neonatal resuscitation employing umbilical drug administration has been elucidated by angiographic studies. This complication was found to result from a spasm and subsequent thrombosis of the internal iliac artery induced by intraumbilical drug administration. Guidelines for the prevention of this severe complication are offered.

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