In a paired, controlled, retrospective study, 44 low birth weight breech fetuses delivered vaginally were compared with 44 breech fetuses delivered by cesarean section. Seven deaths occurred in the vaginal delivery group, compared with only 1 in the abdominal delivery group. Asphyxia, trauma, and intracranial hemorrhage were also found more frequently among vaginally delivered fetuses. The authors conclude that for the low birth weight breech fetus, delivery by cesarean section is preferable.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Obstetrics and gynecology|
|State||Published - Sep 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology