Indications for C-Section – USMLE examinations

by / Wednesday, 30 June 2010 / Published in OB/GYN

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The indications for C-section include:

  1. Large Fetus
  2. Hyperextended Head
  3. Footling Breech
  4. Fetal Distress

External Cephalic Version – Don’t attempt this until 37 weeks

Facts:

  • < 28 weeks approximately 25% of fetus’ are breech.
  • By 34-36 weeks those will mostly change to cephalic
  • A baby in breech at 36 weeks now only has a 6% chance of turning cephalic before delivery

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