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When is primary cesarean appropriate: maternal and obstetrical indications.
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PMID:  23009963     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
To describe appropriate maternal and obstetrical indications for primary cesarean delivery. The list of potential indications is long. Among all maternal and obstetrical indications, labor dystocia is the most common; multifetal pregnancy and malpresentation are not infrequent. Maternal indications, including human immunodeficiency virus (with high viral load) and herpes simplex virus (with active lesions), are rare. Preeclampsia alone typically is not an appropriate indication for cesarean delivery. Although the need for a cesarean is absolute for some conditions, such as complete placenta previa or placenta accreta, minimum criteria for a cesarean are variable and subjective for many indications, including dystocia. The subjective diagnosis of labor dystocia provides the best opportunity to prevent the first cesarean.
Alan Thevenet N Tita
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in perinatology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1558-075X     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Perinatol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801132     Medline TA:  Semin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  324-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Center for Women's Reproductive Health and Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL. Electronic address:
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