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Cesarean delivery and its impact on the anomalous infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18456076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although cesarean deliveries frequently are performed for anomalous fetal conditions, available data do not always support a fetal benefit from this delivery management. The literature on cesarean delivery for anomalous infants reports insufficient information on comorbid neonatal conditions, so these complications are unknown in this population of newborns. In a minority of cases, a cesarean delivery is reasonable to prevent dystocia or optimize outcome. Areas for future investigation include prospective, randomized, controlled trials of prelabor cesarean compared with vaginal deliveries for myelomeningocele and anterior abdominal wall defects. The rarity of other lesions likely precludes randomized controlled trials.
Shannon E G Hamrick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-05     Completed Date:  2008-08-14     Revised Date:  2009-04-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  395-406, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Emory University, Emory Children's Center, 2015 Uppergate Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section*
Congenital Abnormalities*
Decision Making
Erratum In:
Clin Perinatol. 2009 Mar;36(1):xvii

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