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Clinical examination for non-cephalic presentation: External cephalic version should be a maternity service quality indicator

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7570.705-c (Published 28 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:705
  1. Stephanie Kuku, senior house officer (Stephanie.Kuku@gstt.nhs.uk),
  2. Susan Bewley, consultant obstetrician
  1. Womens' Health Directorate, St Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EH
  2. Womens' Health Directorate, St Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EH

    EDITOR—The recent study by Nassar et al highlights the long known clinical failure to diagnose all breech presentations at term, especially in obese women.1 However, there is little point in improving clinical detection unless it makes a difference to mothers or babies. The point of detecting a breech is to offer external cephalic version and to discuss …

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