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Delivery of the low birthweight and the very low birthweight breech: cesarean section or vaginal delivery?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2681668     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We studied neonatal survival rates, APGAR scores, and length of hospital stay in 199 singleton breeches weighing 1000-2500 grams at birth. We found that in the birthweight range of 1000-1750 grams, breeches who were delivered by cesarean section had a significantly higher survival rate (74%) than those who were delivered vaginally (36%, p less than 0.01), however, in the birthweight range of 1751-2500 grams, there was no significant difference in the survival rates between breeches delivered abdominally and those delivered vaginally. The 1-minute and the 5-minute APGAR scores and the length of the hospital stay were not significantly different between the abdominal and the vaginal delivery groups in either birthweight range. The data indicate that the very low birthweight breech (less than or equal to 1750 grams) may benefit from a prophylactic cesarean section.
J S Suidan; R A Sayegh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0300-5577     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-12-12     Completed Date:  1989-12-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics ad Gynecology, American University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
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MeSH Terms
Apgar Score
Breech Presentation*
Cesarean Section*
Delivery, Obstetric*
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Length of Stay
Retrospective Studies
Survival Rate

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