Antepartum transabdominal amnioinfusion to facilitate external cephalic version after initial failure

J L Benifla, F Goffinet, E Darai, P Madelenat
Obstetrics and Gynecology 1994, 84 (6): 1041-2
Transabdominal amnioinfusion can be used to facilitate external cephalic version. Our technique involves filling the uterine cavity with 700 or 900 mL of 37C saline under continuous echographic monitoring. External cephalic version is done the next morning. We have used this procedure in six women, all of whom had previous unsuccessful attempts at external cephalic version. After amnioinfusion, all six patients were converted to cephalic presentation and delivered normally, without obstetric or neonatal complications.

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