Shoulder Dystocia: A birth injury that occurs when an infant’s shoulder catches on the mother’s hip during child birth.
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In 2012, one week after giving birth to her fourth child, Chenille Condon was called back to the St. Alexius Hospital for a biopsy on her inflamed lymph nodes by Dr. Allen Michael Booth. The lymph nodes, located in the middle of her chest and in-between her lungs, called for a mediastinoscopy. During the procedureRead More
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