Birth Injuries

Brain Damage And Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

Reduced levels of oxygen can lead to brain injury in a baby. Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) can be the cause of a brain injury [1] if the baby’s obstructed airways are not opened before permanent injury occurs. When meconium-stained fluid is spotted, doctors must remain aware of a possible MAS condition. The inability to plan for this condition, with the signs and symptoms present, and as the condition develops, can place the doctor in a situation that will result in performing below the standard of care if the baby suffers an injury. Due to the problems meconium can pose to a baby, the NICU team should be made aware for assistance with treatment.

[1] Lexology How can meconium aspiration syndrome cause a brain injury https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=aafa81c1-c09f-43fa-a719-edbf1a3cc5ed

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