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Pelvic types as seen in a tropical setting.
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PMID:  20232755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Cephalo pelvic disproportion is still the leading indication for caesarean section in many developing countries and the contribution of pelvic typology may play some role in this regard. Our objective is to determine the proportion of pelvic types as seen in a tropical setting. METHOD: A retrospective review of preliminary films of hysterosalpingography of 400 women who underwent the study between January 2000 and December 2007 was reviewed to determine the pelvic typology. RESULT: Of the 400 films reviewed, 361 (90.3%) were gynaecoid, 36 (9%) were androidc and 3 (0.8%) were andropoid. There was no platypelloid pelvis seen in the films reviewed and a mixed type pattern was not observed in this study. CONCLUSION: The proportion of pure gynaecoid pelvis seen in this review is about the highest reported in the literature.
M Bukar; Z Mustapha; A Ahidjo; G Bako
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1115-2613     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger J Med     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-17     Completed Date:  2010-04-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888321     Medline TA:  Niger J Med     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Cephalopelvic Disproportion*
Cesarean Section*
Hospitals, University
Hysterosalpingography / methods*
Pelvic Bones / anatomy & histology*,  radiography
Pregnancy Outcome
Retrospective Studies
Young Adult

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