Authors: O. Šimetka;  I. Michalec
Authors‘ workplace: Porodnicko-gynekologická klinika, FN Ostrava, přednosta MUDr. O. Šimetka
Published in: Čes. Gynek.2010, 75, č. 5 s. 417-422


To summarize available data concerning vacuumextraction and it’s use in the Czech Republic.

Review article.

Compilation of published data from scientific literature.

The rate of vacuumextraction use in the Czech Republic is one of the lowest in the world. Forceps is usually the preferred technique. The use of vacuumextraction is on the rise, the limiting factor is the fact that in Czech Republic it is not recommended in cases with presumed fetal distress. According to world literature, the preferred technique in cases where operative vaginal delivery is indicated should be vacuumextraction due to significantly lower risk of maternal trauma. An obstetrician should be familiar with both techniques – vacuumextraction and forceps. It up to him/her which instrument is used based on his/her own competency, experience and circumstances of the labour.

Key words:
vacuumextraction, forceps, trend, Czech Republic.


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