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Birth in triplet pregnancies. Vaginal delivery--how often is it possible?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9776599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To compare cesarean section with vaginal delivery in triplet pregnancies. DESIGN: Medical records of 16 triplet pregnancies were retrospectively reviewed. SETTING: One hospital where planned, vaginal delivery of triplet gestations is the preferred policy. SUBJECTS: Sixteen women giving birth to triplets in the University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden. RESULTS: Nine women were delivered vaginally, seven with cesarean section. The corrected mortality was 3.3% in the group delivered vaginally and zero in the cesarean section group. Twenty-three percent of the babies in the vaginally delivered group were without any morbidity and 6% in the corresponding cesarean section group. CONCLUSIONS: In terms of fetal outcome cesarean section in triplets is not superior to a policy of vaginal delivery. Vaginal delivery may be suggested when there are no obvious obstetrical contraindications.
Authors:
O Bakos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  1998 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-28     Completed Date:  1998-10-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  845-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Cesarean Section
Delivery, Obstetric / methods*
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Triplets*
Vagina
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 1999 Mar;78(3):262   [PMID:  10078592 ]

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