Shoulder Dystocia

  • Paul Lyons
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


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    Clinically, shoulder dystocia may be diagnosed when delivery of the head is followed by an inability to deliver the shoulders.

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    Shoulder dystocia is a serious complication of delivery and must be managed rapidly to minimize maternal and fetal morbidity.


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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Lyons
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  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA

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