Chapter 83. Breech Delivery

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Martin L. Gimovsky MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch83

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Gimovsky, M. L. (2009) Breech Delivery, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch83

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 201 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ 07112, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • breech delivery;
  • breech presentation - perinatal morbidity and mortality;
  • gestational age of fetus;
  • estimated weight of fetus;
  • computed tomographic (CT) pelvimetry;
  • delivery - treated with watchful waiting;
  • caring to avoid fetal laceration;
  • choice of transverse or vertical uterine incisions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Diagnosis

  • Management

  • Conclusions

  • Suggested Reading