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Vaginal delivery of breech-vertex twins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8277485     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The safety of vaginal birth for breech-vertex twins has not been addressed directly before. We retrospectively compared the perinatal outcome of two groups of breech-vertex twins: 24 delivered vaginally and 35 delivered abdominally. Vaginal delivery was allowed under the same protocol developed for singletons in breech presentation. Both groups had similar maternal and neonatal characteristics except for a significantly higher rate (P = .003) of pregnancies after infertility in the abdominal delivery group. Intergroup differences in perinatal outcome, as measured by Apgar scores and morbidity and mortality cases, were not significant. Our data suggest that if measures for safe vaginal delivery are taken, this route appears to incur no morbidity and mortality for breech-vertex twins.
I Blickstein; A Weissman; H Ben-Hur; R Borenstein; V Insler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1993 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-02-07     Completed Date:  1994-02-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  879-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Hospital, Rehovot, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Breech Presentation*
Cesarean Section
Delivery, Obstetric / methods*
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy, Multiple*

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