Transabdominal encephalocentesis of hydrocephalus associated with breech presentation

P. Schreyer*, I. Bukovsky, Z. Weinraub, E. Caspi

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Two cases of transabdominal encephalocentesis in hydrocephalic breech presentation are reported and the literature reviewed. It seems that the simple procedure of early transabdominal decompression of the hydrocephalic head, resulted in accelerated cervical dilatation and uncomplicated deliveries. This method of management is probably safer than the puncture of the aftercoming head.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-220
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1975


  • hydrocephalic breech presentation
  • transabdominal encephalocentesis


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