oa South African Medical Journal - A study of the relative merits and scope for vacuum extraction as opposed to forceps delivery - a preliminary report
|Article Title||A study of the relative merits and scope for vacuum extraction as opposed to forceps delivery - a preliminary report|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Natal Obstetrics Unit at the McCord Zulu Hospital, Durban|
|Publication Date||Jan 1928|
|Pages||1 - 3|
|Keyword(s)||Anaesthetic, Case report, Forceps delivery, Obstetrics and gynaecology, Relative merits and Vacuum extraction|
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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