Arch Dis Child 62:1276-1277 doi:10.1136/adc.62.12.1276
  • Research Article

Tight nuchal cord and neonatal hypovolaemic shock.

  1. P Vanhaesebrouck,
  2. K Vanneste,
  3. C de Praeter,
  4. Y Van Trappen,
  5. M Thiery
  1. Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital, Gent, Belgium.


      Two neonates who went into acute hypovolaemic shock due to a tight nuchal cord were successfully resuscitated. The occurrence of this life threatening complication in two low risk pregnancies emphasises the importance of having staff trained in resuscitation immediately available in the delivery unit.