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East Mediterr Health J. 2000 Mar-May;6(2-3):260-4.

An appraisal of computed tomography pelvimetry in patients with previous caesarean section.

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Department of Radiology, Prince Hashim Al-Hussein Hospital, Zarqa, Jordan.

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the value of computed tomography (CT) pelvimetry in patients with previous caesarean section. Of 219 pregnant women with one previous caesarean section, 100 had antenatal CT pelvimetry and a control group of 119 women had no CT pelvimetry. In the CT pelvimetry group, 51.0% delivered by caesarean section, 28.0% underwent elective caesarean section for contracted pelvis based on the findings of CT pelvimetry and 23% underwent emergency caesarean section after a trial labour. In the control group, 21.8% underwent emergency caesarean section. The differences in birth weight and Apgar scores between the groups were not statistically significant. CT pelvimetry increased the rate of caesarean delivery, suggesting that CT pelvimetry before a vaginal birth after a previous caesarean delivery is of limited value.

PMID:
11556010
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