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J Perinat Med. 1998;26(2):125-6.

Cervical balloon for dysfunctional labor following amniotomy.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Laniado Hospital, Netanya, Israel.

Abstract

The conventional treatment for arrest of protracted active phase dilatation is amniotomy and oxitocin. This kind of labor dystocia is associated with an increased incidence in Cesarean delivery. We describe the use of cervical balloon after amniotomy for protracted active phase dilatation. We have used this approach in five parturients. All five patients had a spontaneous vaginal delivery. Intrapartum cervical balloon in patients with dysfunctional labor may reduce the need for Cesarean delivery.

PMID:
9650135
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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