oa South African Medical Journal - A study of the relative merits and scope for vacuum extraction as opposed to forceps delivery - a preliminary report

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The vacuum extractor, if used with the head engaged and the cervix fully dilated, provides a mode of delivery as safe for the baby as forceps, more comfortable and less traumatic to the mother, and simpler for the obstetrician.

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