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Fetal malpresentation following cervical ripening by Foley catheter: is this worth mentioning?

  • Nicolas Bourgon
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    Service d'Obstétrique - Maternité Chirurgie Médecine et Imagerie Fœtales Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital Groupe Hospitalier Universitaire Paris Centre Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris Paris, France
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  • Laurent Julien Salomon
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    Service d'Obstétrique - Maternité Chirurgie Médecine et Imagerie Fœtales Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital Groupe Hospitalier Universitaire Paris Centre Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris 149 rue de Sèvres 75015 Paris, France

    Équipe d'Accueil, Université Paris Cité, Paris, France
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  • Julien Stirnemann
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    Service d'Obstétrique - Maternité Chirurgie Médecine et Imagerie Fœtales Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital Groupe Hospitalier Universitaire Paris Centre Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris 149 rue de Sèvres 75015 Paris, France

    Équipe d'Accueil, Université Paris Cité, Paris, France
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  • Yves Ville
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    Service d'Obstétrique - Maternité Chirurgie Médecine et Imagerie Fœtales Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital Groupe Hospitalier Universitaire Paris Centre Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris 149 rue de Sèvres 75015 Paris, France

    Équipe d'Accueil, Université Paris Cité, Paris, France
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      Induction of labor (IOL) is being increasingly performed outside medical indications at approximately 39 weeks of gestation. Among the available cervical ripening (CR) procedures, the use of a transcervical balloon catheter seems to be effective and safe and is suited to outpatient management in low-risk women.
      • Grobman WA
      • Caughey AB.
      Elective induction of labor at 39 weeks compared with expectant management: a meta-analysis of cohort studies.
      • Gommers JSM
      • Diederen M
      • Wilkinson C
      • Turnbull D
      • Mol BWJ.
      Risk of maternal, fetal and neonatal complications associated with the use of the transcervical balloon catheter in induction of labour: a systematic review.
      Cases of malpresentation after CR have been reported, including the use of a transcervical balloon catheter for CR.
      • Aghideh FK
      • Mullin PM
      • Ingles S
      • et al.
      A comparison of obstetrical outcomes with labor induction agents used at term.
      ,
      • Sciscione AC
      • Bedder CL
      • Hoffman MK
      • Ruhstaller K
      • Shlossman PA.
      The timing of adverse events with Foley catheter preinduction cervical ripening; implications for outpatient use.
      This study aimed to investigate this practice and report the incidence and risk factors associated with such an unexpected scenario.
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