BACKGROUND: Iatrogenic fetal injury during cesarean delivery is a serious but underreported complication.
CASE: A distal iatrogenic amputation of a digit occurred during a cesarean delivery.
CONCLUSION: Obstetricians should be aware of this potential complication.
The incidence of iatrogenic fetal injury during cesarean delivery is high enough to warrant inclusion as a specific complication when obtaining consent.
From the Division of Plastic Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
Corresponding author: Hisham Aburezq, MD, FRCSC, PO Box 1574 Mishref, Postal Code 40179, State of Kuwait; e-mail: email@example.com.