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An Pediatr (Barc). 2018 Mar;88(3):136-139. doi: 10.1016/j.anpedi.2017.03.017. Epub 2017 May 3.

[Risk of developmental dysplasia of the hip in patients subjected to the external cephalic version].

[Article in Spanish]

Author information

1
Servicio de Pediatría, Hospital Álvaro Cunqueiro, Vigo, España. Electronic address: nerea.sarmiento.carrera@sergas.es.
2
Servicio de Pediatría, Hospital Álvaro Cunqueiro, Vigo, España.
3
Servicio de Radiología, Hospital Álvaro Cunqueiro, Vigo, España.
4
Servicio de Obstetricia y Ginecología, Hospital Álvaro Cunqueiro, Vigo, España.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) refers to the spectrum of abnormalities of maturation and development of the hip. Breech presentation is associated with DDH. This risk factor can be modified by external cephalic version (ECV). The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence of DDH in patients who successfully underwent ECV, as well as to evaluate need for these children (breech for a period during gestation) to be included in the DDH screening protocol.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

A prospective cohort study was conducted in the Hospital Universitario de Vigo from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. It included children born in cephalic presentation after a successful ECV, as well as children born in breech presentation. They all were screened for DDH by ultrasound examination of the hip.

RESULTS:

Out of a total of 122 newborns included in the study, ECV was attempted on 67 (54.9%), of which 35 (52.2%) were successful. Out of the 14 children diagnosed with DDH, 3 of those born in cephalic presentation after a successful ECV were found to be normal on physical examination.

CONCLUSIONS:

Successful ECV is associated with a lower incidence of DDH as regards breech presentation. However, these patients should be included in the DDH screening protocol for the early detection of this disorder.

KEYWORDS:

Breech presentation; Developmental dysplasia of the hip; Displasia del desarrollo de la cadera; External cephalic version; Presentación podálica; Versión cefálica externa

PMID:
28479005
DOI:
10.1016/j.anpedi.2017.03.017
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