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    Get a handle on the Scanzoni maneuver




    Illustrations by Alex Baker, DNA Illustrations, Inc.



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    Sarah Cigna, MD, MS
    Dr Cigna is a resident physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC.
    Nancy D Gaba, MD
    Dr Gaba is Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics at The George Washington University, Washington, DC.
    John W Larsen, Jr, MD
    Dr Larsen is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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    • UBM User
      Great idea - let's bring back operative obstetrics! How do we turn the clock back to an era when obstetricians were skilled in such maneuvers? I might be bold to opine that under the current medico-legal environment where perfection is the standard and injury is a priori evidence of negligence along with the increasing trend for our MFM colleagues to recommend interventional obstetrics, the average American obstetrician may not have incentive to undertake a Scanzoni maneuver, let alone an outlet forceps.


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