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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-29

Determinants of perinatal mortality among breech depvery in a Nigerian teaching hospital


Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University qf Ilorin Teaching Hospital (Maternity Wing) Ilorin, Nigeria

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AWO Olatinwo
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University qf Ilorin Teaching Hospital (Maternity Wing) Ilorin
Nigeria
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A retrospective study of the determinant factors of perinatal mortality among Breech Delivery in University of florin Teaching Hospital, florin, Nigeria over a period of thirty six months (January 1996 to December, 1998) was conducted. The incidence of singleton breech delivery was 3. 3% with a Perinatal Mortality Rate ,(1'NlvfR) of224. 1 per thousand as against the overall perinatal mortality rate of 31.5 per thousand. Perinatal ri10rtality rate was highest in breech extraction (857. 1 per thousand). Caesarean section appears to offer best prognosis for breach delivery as perinatal mortality rate of 11.32 per thousand occurred in the study which was the lowest. was advocated that adequate antenatal care and proper assessment as to decide the route of delivery in breech presentation, will assis(in reducing perinatal death.


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