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|Title:||Term breech delivery: Does x-ray pelvimetry help?|
|Authors:||Biswas, A. |
|Citation:||Biswas, A., Johnstone, M.J. (1993). Term breech delivery: Does x-ray pelvimetry help?. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 33 (2) : 150-153. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Over a 3-year period a retrospective audit was performed of all uncomplicated singleton breech presentations at term to assess the role of X-ray pelvimetry. The review included 267 term breech presentations. Seventy-seven women (Group A) delivered in a consultant unit where X-ray pelvimetry was not used for decision making regarding the mode of delivery; 125 women (Group B) delivered in 2 consultant units where X-ray pelvimetry was always used, and 65 women (Group C) delivered in a fourth consultant unit where X-ray pelvimetry was used selectively. Obstetric outcome was measured in terms of mode of delivery. Short-term neonatal outcome was assessed by Apgar score at 5 minutes, evidence of birth trauma and admission to the neonatal special care unit for more than 24 hours. Significantly fewer women (12.9%) had an elective Caesarean section in group A compared with the other 2 groups (27.2% in group B and 33.5% in group C; p|
|Source Title:||Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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