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Forløsningsmåde ved underkropspraesentation. Selektion ved røntgenologisk baekkenmåling

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An attempt was made to evaluate the possible benefit of selecting women for vaginal breech delivery at term by radiological pelvimetry. Information from medical records on 276 singleton breech deliveries were analysed. A total of 188 breech presentations were diagnosed before the onset of labour, pelvimetry was performed in 74 women, where pelvic dimensions too small for recommendation of vaginal breech delivery were found in 30 cases. The overall rate of caesarean section was 78%, among diagnosed patients it was 84% and 64% among undiagnosed breech presentations. Rates of morbidity (low Apgar score and admission to the neonatal care unit) did not differ significantly between infants delivered vaginally or by elective caesarean section. The material, however, is too small for valid conclusions regarding safety of vaginal delivery of term breech in women selected by criteria including estimate of pelvic size.

OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind159
Udgave nummer18
Sider (fra-til)2697-701
Antal sider5
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 28 apr. 1997

    Forskningsområder

  • Adult, Breech Presentation, Female, Humans, Pelvimetry, Pelvis, Pregnancy, Radiography, Retrospective Studies

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