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Human Evolution: The Real Cause for Birth Palsy

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.083
Pages: 
424–8
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The authors propose that during the human evolution, the maternal birth canal twisted and narrowed and, along with enlarged head and broad shoulders of the fetus, the chances for arrest of fetal descent increased which really caused birth palsy.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Birth palsy, otherwise known as obstetric brachial plexus paralysis (OBPP), is a closed stretch injury to the brachial plexus of nerves during the birth process resulting in varying degree of paralysis and contractures of the upper limb. The study aimed to find out the susceptibility of humans and small-bodied primates to birth palsy.

Accepted: 
04 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2015
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