Case report: survival of an infant with a birthweight of 345 grams

Birth. 1992 Sep;19(3):151-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536x.1992.tb00674.x.


Infant survival with ever-decreasing birthweights is attainable with recent advances in maternal-fetal medicine and enhanced neonatal intensive care. We report a gestation complicated by severe chronic hypertension and fetal distress necessitating delivery at 26 1/7 weeks. The growth-retarded newborn weighted 345 g (12 oz) and survived with minimal sequelae despite a protracted and complicated neonatal course.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fetal Growth Retardation / complications*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Low Birth Weight*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / nursing*
  • Pregnancy