A paired controlled study of vaginal and abdominal delivery of the low birth weight breech fetus

J. H. Duenhoelter, C. E. Wells, J. S. Reisch, R. Santos-Ramos, J. M. Jimenez

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)310-313
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume54
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1979

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    Duenhoelter, J. H., Wells, C. E., Reisch, J. S., Santos-Ramos, R., & Jimenez, J. M. (1979). A paired controlled study of vaginal and abdominal delivery of the low birth weight breech fetus. Obstetrics and gynecology, 54(3), 310-313.