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Roentgenographic pelvimetry in single vertex pregnancies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7071639     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Of the 4,529 women delivered of infants at The John Hopkins Hospital during 1976 and 1977, 212 (5%) had roentgenographic pelvimetry. An analysis of a subgroup of 142 single vertex pregnancies with radiographic pelvimetry during this two-year period is presented. The cesarean section rate was 40% among patients selected for roentgenographic pelvimetry whose pelvis was found to be adequate. Vaginal delivery in women with a pelvis radiographically shown to be small was accomplished in 27% of patients with failure to progress in labor and in 22% of the patients with a fetus in the floating vertex presentation. Patients with a small pelvis who delivered vaginally had significantly smaller infants than those delivered by cesarean section (2,785 +/- 399 gm vs 3,146 +/- 433 gm). The only significant difference in pelvic measurements between these two groups occurred in the AP diameter of the inlet (11.5 +/- 1.1 cm vs 10.5 +/- 1.0 cm). Roentgenographic pelvimetry of single pregnancies as evaluated in this study appears to have limited clinical usefulness.
E Hernandez; N B Rosenshein; E Goldberg; T M King
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1982 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-06-24     Completed Date:  1982-06-24     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section
Middle Aged
Obstetric Labor Complications / radiography
Pelvis / radiography*
Retrospective Studies

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