Commentary: routine cesarean section for breech: the unmeasured cost.

@article{Kotaska2011CommentaryRC,
  title={Commentary: routine cesarean section for breech: the unmeasured cost.},
  author={Andrew Kotaska},
  journal={Birth},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={162-4}
}
Historically, partial breech extraction under maternal sedation was accompanied by high perinatal mortality rates (1). With the safety of modern cesarean section techniques, many deemed the avoidance of this fetal risk worth the maternal risk of cesarean section, and the proportion of breech fetuses delivered by cesarean section steadily increased. This trend reached its peak after publication of the term breech trial in 2000 (2). This trial implied that cesarean section was safer than vaginal… CONTINUE READING

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