Delivery of an Impacted Fetal Head During Cesarean: A Literature Review and Proposed Management Algorithm.

Abstract

Effective and expedient management of an impacted fetal head (IFH) at cesarean delivery is essential to avoid maternal and neonatal morbidity. The incidence of an IFH at the time of cesarean may increase because of changing practice guidelines regarding the acceptable duration of the second stage of labor. Based on limited available evidence comparing the "push," "pull," and other methods for delivery of the IFH, we suggest the primary disengagement technique be selected based on surgeon experience and propose a management algorithm "ALERT" for clinical application.

DOI: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000248

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@article{Manning2015DeliveryOA, title={Delivery of an Impacted Fetal Head During Cesarean: A Literature Review and Proposed Management Algorithm.}, author={Jennifer B Manning and Mary Catherine Tolcher and Edwin Chandraharan and Carl Hans Rose}, journal={Obstetrical & gynecological survey}, year={2015}, volume={70 11}, pages={719-24} }