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X-ray pelvimetry in clinical obstetrics.
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PMID:  7422167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
X-ray pelvimetry has been used in obstetrics for over 80 years, but its clinical usefulness remains uncertain. Review of 101 consecutive x-ray pelvimetries obtained by Brown's modification of the Colcher-Sussman technique demonstrated the anteroposterior measurements to be of no value in predicting the eventual method of delivery. However, a transverse of the inlet of less than 13.0 cm and a transverse of the midpelvis of less than 10.0 cm were each associated with an increased frequency of operative delivery. In 94 cases no new information was obtained by x-ray pelvimetry; in the other 7 patients the information obtained was equally accessible by either ultrasonography or abdominal scout film. The authors conclude that x-ray pelvimetry by the technique used in their institution has very limited usefulness in clinical obstetrics.
M W Varner; D P Cruikshank; D W Laube
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1980 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-12-18     Completed Date:  1980-12-18     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-300     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Delivery, Obstetric / methods
Labor Presentation
Labor, Induced
Labor, Obstetric*
Oxytocin / therapeutic use
Pelvis / radiography*
Retrospective Studies
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