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Complications of labor and delivery: shoulder dystocia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22309586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This article reviews one of the less common but most dreaded complications of labor and delivery, shoulder dystocia, an infrequent but potentially devastating event that results from impaction of the fetal shoulders in the maternal pelvis. Shoulder dystocia occurs most commonly in patients without identified risk factors, and can result in both maternal and fetal morbidity. Because the vast majority of cases of shoulder dystocia are unpredictable, obstetric care providers must be prepared to recognize dystocia and respond appropriately in every delivery. Detailed documentation is essential after any delivery complicated by shoulder dystocia.
Jane E Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Primary care     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1558-299X     ISO Abbreviation:  Prim. Care     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430463     Medline TA:  Prim Care     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 1100 Deleplaine Ct. Madison, WI 53715-1896, USA.
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