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2022 Dec 01

Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM

Head to perineum distance measured transperineally as a predictor of failed mid-cavity vacuum-assisted delivery.


Nallet D C, Zegarra D R R, Mazellier D S, Dall'asta P A, Puyraveau M M, Lallemant D M, Ramanah P R, Riethmuller P D, Ghi P T, Mottet D N
Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2022 Dec 01:100827.
PMID: 36464238.


During the second stage of labor, in case of need for a fetal extraction at mid-cavity, the choice between an attempt at operative vaginal delivery and a cesarean section is difficult. Guidelines on this subject are not clear.