Mohamed Ahmed Elkadi

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt

  • Original Article   
    Role of 'Angle of Progression' in Prediction of Vaginal Delivery in Primiparous Women
    Author(s): Mohamed Ahmed Elkadi, Maida Ramadan Ewida* and Ahmed Mohammed Zenhom

    Background: In the recent years, there has been a definite increase in the ratio of caesarean sections. A caesarean section entails a bigger threat to the health and life of the woman giving birth compared to natural childbirth. Since the trend of increasing ratio of caesarean sections is an alarming one. Transperineal ultra-sonography (TPU) has been suggested to be a useful tool for monitoring labor progress and for predicting the mode of delivery. The angle of progression (AOP) is a parameter obtained by measuring the angle between the long axis of the symphysis pubis and a line extending from its most inferior edge tangentially to the fetal skull. Objective: This study aims at evaluating the role of measuring the ‘angle of progression’ (AOP) at the onset of the active phase of labor in prediction of vaginal delivery in primipa.. Read More»

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