Vaginal delivery or cesarean section at term breech delivery--chance or risk?


AIM The aim of the study was to examine maternal age, parity, and estimated neonatal birth weight (BW) depending on the mode of a full-term breech presentation (BP) birth delivery and neonatal outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred and forty-six singleton term breech presentation pregnancies were included in a retrospective study conducted at the Department of Gynecology/Obstetrics, Clinical Center of Serbia in Belgrade in 2013. Statistical analysis: Student's-t test, χ(2) likelihood ratio, and the Fisher's exact test. The level of statistical significance was set at p <0.05. RESULTS An ECS was the most common mode of delivery in (81.2%) nulliparous older than 35 years and most of the neonates (66.67%) with an estimated birth weight (BW) above 3500 grams were delivered by elective cesarean section (ECS). Perinatal asphyxia remained increased in the successful vaginal delivery (SVD) group (23.8%) compared with the urgent CS (UCS) group (13.3%) (p = 0.035). Birth asphyxia was the most common in neonates were delivered by SVD (23.8%). There were no cases of perinatal deaths. CONCLUSION ECS remained the recommended mode of breech term delivery in nulliparous women older than 35 years, as well as in neonates with an estimated BW above 3500 grams.

DOI: 10.3109/14767058.2015.1067768

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@article{Babovic2016VaginalDO, title={Vaginal delivery or cesarean section at term breech delivery--chance or risk?}, author={Ivana R. Babovic and Milica Arandjelovi{\'c} and Snezana D. Plesinac and Radmila Spari{\vc}}, journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians}, year={2016}, volume={29 12}, pages={1930-4} }