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Does DeLee suction at the perineum prevent meconium aspiration syndrome?

Authors
  • Falciglia, H S
  • Henderschott, C
  • Potter, P
  • Helmchen, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1992
Volume
167
Issue
5
Pages
1243–1249
Identifiers
PMID: 1442972
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We concluded that "early" oronasopharyngeal DeLee suctioning at the perineum does not affect the rate of meconium aspiration syndrome. We speculate that meconium aspiration syndrome is predominantly an intrauterine event associated with fetal distress and that meconium in the airways is merely a "marker" of previous fetal hypoxia.

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