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Seven years experience with vacuum extractor in obstetric practice in Kashmir.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12156547     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
In Kashmir, India a ruptured uterus following cesarean section is a common cause of maternal and fetal wastage. To evaluate the place of ventouse in obstetrics practice, 1501 vacuum extractions were performed out of 9743 normal deliveries during 1968-1975. Prolonged 1st and 2nd stages of labor with fetal distress accounted for 57.1% of the indications for ventouse. There were no instances of maternal death and maternal complications. These were comparable both with incidence and severity with those that may occur with normal delivery. Fetal injuries varied from scalp abrasion to chignon formation. Vacuum extractions are useful in obstetric practice in developing countries like India where a need exists to avoid cesarean section. Ventouse which accelerates both 1st and 2nd stage of labor in selected cases appears to be more logical and practical than cesarean section and is less traumatic when performed by less trained physicians.
S Kachru; B Jamila; W Khanum; G Dhar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology of India     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0971-9202     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol India     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-01-08     Completed Date:  1980-01-08     Revised Date:  2011-03-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374763     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol India     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  547-51     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Asia, Southeastern
Developing Countries*
Fetal Death*
Population Dynamics
Pregnancy Complications*

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