Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Breech Position Evaluation

The evaluation of a breech delivery begins with a medical history and physical examination.

A breech presentation can be detected by physical examination, but is usually confirmed by ultrasound.

Tests used to evaluate a breech delivery include:

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Breech Position References
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