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Once More Unto the Breech: Planned Vaginal Delivery Compared With Planned Cesarean Delivery

Joseph, K.S.; Pressey, Tracy; Lyons, Janet; Bartholomew, Sharon; Liu, Shiliang; Muraca, Giulia; Liston, Robert M.

Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: June 2016 - Volume 36 - Issue 2 - p 74–75
doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000482608.56926.8c
Epidemiologic Reports, Surveys
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(Obstet Gynecol. 2015;125:1162–1167)

This commentary provides an overview of the current evidence regarding planned vaginal versus planned cesarean delivery for breech presentation at term gestation, relying primarily on the 2001 Term Breech Trial and its 2-year follow-up study and the 2006 presentation and mode of delivery (PREMODA) study.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia and the Children’s and Women’s Hospital and Health Centre of British Columbia, the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; The Maternal and Infant Health Section, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

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