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[The Zavanelli maneuver: use during breech retention of the head in the birth canal. Apropos of a case].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique, Hôpital Antoine-Béclère, Clamart.

Abstract

A case is presented where Zavanelli's manoeuvre was carried out when the chin of the fetus was caught up above the symphysis pubis. This new concept for managing partially born infants that cannot be delivered vaginally, by Cesarean section improves greatly the prospect for survival of the fetus with minimal extra risk for the mother. It is easier to carry out the manoeuvre when the patient is under epidural analgesia.

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