Medical procedure injury in utero
Intrauterine fetal heart rate monitoring via a spiral electrode can result in minor lacerations, ulcerations, scalp abscesses, and very rarely, herpetic infections. Scalp abscesses are erythematous, indurated masses that can be fluctuant. They can present at birth or as late as 3 weeks. Lymphadenopathy may be present. The abscesses are usually polymicrobial.
P00.7 – Newborn (suspected to be) affected by other medical procedures on mother, not elsewhere classified
1004018000 – Neonatal disorder due to and following operative procedure on mother
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls