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January 1950


Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Laboratories and Pediatrics, The Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn.

Am J Dis Child. 1950;79(1):111-114. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040010121014

Congenital diverticulosis of the left ventricle is an extremely rare maldevelopment. The following case of sudden or unexpected death is reported because of this finding.

REPORT OF A CASE  Baby boy S., a full term white male infant, was delivered by low forceps at the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn at 6 p.m. on Jan. 5, 1947. The mother was a 30 year old primipara whose pregnancy was uneventful. The first stage of labor lasted twelve and one-half hours and the second stage two and one-half hours.The patient had a slightly delayed, weak cry, grunting respirations and moderate cyanosis. The weight at birth was 7 pounds 5 ounces (3,316.9 Gm.). There was moderate molding of the skull but no caput succedaneum or external signs of injury to the scalp or skull. Oxygen and vitamin K subcutaneously were administered. Physical examination two hours after birth revealed a good cry, cyanosis of

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