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Singleton breach presentation planned for vaginal delivery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1052107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective study of 156 consecutive cases of singleton breach presentation planned for vaginal delivery is presented. The incidence of caesarean section was not increased when compared with that for all Hospital and Clinic confinements. The perinatal mortality and prematurity rates were high. The incidence of cord prolapse was increased especially with the footling breech. The need for an experienced Obstetrician and Anaesthetist to conduct all deliveries was demonstrated. Factors influencing the assessment of feto-pelvic proportion and the occurrence of trauma and asphyxia in the management of breech labour and delivery are discussed. The continued place of external cephalic version is justified by the perinatal mortality rate.
V E Davis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical journal of Zambia     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0047-651X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med J Zambia     Publication Date:    1976 Dec-1977 Jan
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-04-30     Completed Date:  1977-04-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0251103     Medline TA:  Med J Zambia     Country:  ZAMBIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  164-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Breech Presentation*
Cesarean Section
Delivery, Obstetric / methods*
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Labor Presentation*
Obstetric Labor Complications / therapy
Version, Fetal

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