"> DOI:10.18643/gieu.2016.211
"> DOI:10.18643/gieu.2016.211
"/> Ultrasound during labour
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Ultrasound during labour

C. Ionescu, C. Coroleucă, L. Pleș, M. Dimitriu, M. Banacu, R. Viezuină, R. Bohiltea

Abstract: Digital examination during labour is a subjective and inaccurate method, with high inter-examiners variability. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical applicability of ultrasound during labour in order to determine if it can be used as a routine method in labour management. We conducted a literature review for representative articles that studied the use of abdominal and transperineal ultrasound during labour. Intrapartum ultrasound proved to be a reliable technique for labour management and outcome prediction. Abdominal ultrasound is able to precisely determine the position of the fetal spine and head. Transperineal ultrasound can be succesufully used in determining fetal head, perineum distance, angle of progression and cervical dilatation as three markers that could predict labour remaining time and delivery mode.

Keywords: ultrasound, labour, abdominal, transparietal, intrapartum.

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