External Cephalic Version in Cases of Imminent Delivery at Preterm Gestational Ages: A Prospective Series
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Div Maternal Fetal Med, Dept Obstet & Gynecol
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CitationHill, M. G., & Reed, K. L. (2019). External Cephalic Version in Cases of Imminent Delivery at Preterm Gestational Ages: A Prospective Series. American Journal of Perinatology Reports, 09(04), e384–e388. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0039-3401800
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AbstractObjective: When delivery of a breech fetus is required at a preterm gestational age, Cesarean delivery is often recommended. We performed a prospective patient series to assess the success rate and safety of performing external cephalic version (ECV) procedures on preterm fetuses as an alternative to Cesarean delivery. Study Design: We performed a prospective clinical series of patients who required delivery with a malpresenting fetus at a preterm gestational age. Results: ECV procedures were successful in singletons 50% of the time. No significant complications or cases of fetal mortality were documented. Conclusion: ECV at preterm gestational ages may be an appropriate approach to management in patients requiring delivery. Larger series are needed to further document success rates and risks of the procedure.
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