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Transverse fundal uterine incision for delivery of extremely low birth-weight infants.
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PMID:  24111613     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Caesarean section of extremely low birth-weight (ELBW) infants is sometimes challenging for obstetricians. To date, there have been no standard types of uterine incision to achieve an atraumatic birth for ELBW foetuses with the placenta covering the whole anterior uterine wall. We present seven cases of transverse fundal uterine incision to avoid incision into the placenta. All the seven cases had successful en caul deliveries (the mean birth weight, 619 ± 213g), accompanied by good neonatal conditions. Transverse fundal uterine incision may be a safe and feasible caesarean technique in ELBW infants when incision into the placenta is otherwise unavoidable.
Authors:
Atsuko Taga; Eiji Kondoh; Junzo Hamanishi; Kaoru Kawasaki; Kohei Fujita; Haruta Mogami; Ikuo Konishi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-10-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
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