Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. B. Westin
    Pages 3-14
  3. P.-H. Persson, S. Karlsson, B.-M. Weldner
    Pages 15-25
  4. M. Kühnert, A. Kühnert
    Pages 26-37
  5. G. M. J. A. Wolfs
    Pages 38-40
  6. J. Stronge
    Pages 41-44
  7. B. Westin
    Pages 54-72
  8. P. Myerscough
    Pages 73-81
  9. M. Arai, N. Shimada, M. Nishijima, S. Ozaki, K. Amano, H. Tatsumi et al.
    Pages 82-91
  10. D. Langnickel
    Pages 102-110
  11. V. M. Roemer, B. Gern, D. G. Kieback
    Pages 135-154
  12. H. Stockhausen
    Pages 155-162
  13. W. Hannah, M. Arai, M. Kühnert, D. Langnickel, L. Laufe, P. R. Myerscough et al.
    Pages 163-181
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 182-186

About these proceedings


Thirteen obstetricians from nine countries discuss anatomical and functional aspects of labor in parturients from Europe, Japan, North America and South Africa. With improving socioeconomic conditions, contractions of the pelvic inlet diminish, while those of the outlet remain. To avoid traumatic vaginal deliveries, fetopelvic disproportions must be resolved. In this book, measurements by clinical, X-ray, ultrasound, CT and MRI pelvimetry are presented. Fetopelvic scores for vertex and breech presentations can facilitate delivery planning. Management of labor, dystocia and relative fetopelvic disproportion are outlined, as well as features distinguishing primigravid from multigravid labor. The book also deals with trial of labor, forceps and vacuum extraction, and their effects on fetal and maternal outcome. Many other aspects, such as shoulder dystocia, hypoxia, symphysiotomy, premature rupture of membranes, episiotomies, cervical scores and the use of cervical dilators, are discussed in detail.


X-ray computed tomography (CT) imaging magnetic resonance magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) nutrition ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Diether Langnickel
    • 1
  1. 1.Zentralkrankenhaus St.-Jürgen-StrasseBremen 1Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-18289-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-72952-2
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