Hyperkalemia most likely associated with massive cephalhematoma in a newborn infant who was treated with urgent peritoneal dialysis: Case report


Kirimi E., Tuncer O., Atlas B., Arslan S.

JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, cilt.24, ss.277-279, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0736-4679(02)00762-x
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.277-279

Özet

Cephalhematomas rarely lead to serious complications such as infection, osteomyelitis and skull fractures. However, we present a newborn infant with hyperkalemia in the context of a serious complication believed to be caused by hemolysis of a large cephalhematoma. The patient was treated with urgent peritoneal dialysis and discharged with a successful outcome. In conclusion, neonates with massive cephalhematoma should be closely examined in terms of bilirubin counts as well as electrolyte counts. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Inc.