X-ray pelvimetry in clinical obstetrics.

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Pediatrics; Obstetrics & Gynecology
Creator Varner, Michael W.
Other Author Cruikshank, Dwight, P.; Laube, Douglas W.
Title X-ray pelvimetry in clinical obstetrics.
Date 1980-09
Description X-ray pelvimetry has been used in obstetrics for over 80 years, but its clinical usefulness remains uncertain. Review of 101 consecutive x-ray pelvimetries obtained by Brown's modification of the Colcher-Sussman technique demonstrated the anteroposterior measurements to be of no value in predicting the eventual method of delivery. However, a transverse of the inlet of less than 13.0 cm and a transverse of the midpelvis of less than 10.0 cm were each associated with an increased frequency of operative delivery. In 94 cases no new information was obtained by x-ray pelvimetry; in the other 7 patients the information obtained was equally accessible by either ultrasonography or abdominal scout film. The authors conclude that x-ray pelvimetry by the technique used in their institution has very limited usefulness in clinical obstetrics.
Type Text
Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Volume 56
Issue 3
First Page 296
Last Page 300
Subject X-rey Pelvimetry;Labor Presentation; Ultrasonography; Abdominal Scout Film
Subject MESH Labor Presentation; Labor, Induced; Oxytocin/therapeutic use
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Varner MW, Cruikshank DP, Laube DW. X-ray pelvimetry in clinical obstetrics. Obstet Gynecol. 1980 Sep;56(3):296-300. Retrieved on April 18,2007 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMD=Display&DB=pubmed
Rights Management Copyright © Wolters Kluwer, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 56, 296-300, 1980
Format Medium application/pdf
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Date Modified 2012-06-13
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6000ksv
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