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†These authors contributed equally.
Background: To determine whether neuraxial anesthesia (NA) can improve
the success rate of external cephalic version (ECV), and evaluate the clinical
outcomes. Methods: This study included 201 consecutive participants who
had a breech presentation at term and received ECV between 2014 and 2022.
Participants who received ECV without NA were included in Group 1, while
participants with NA were included in Group 2. Outcomes assessed were the success
rate of ECV and clinical outcomes. Results: In total, 201 participants
who had a breech presentation at term and received ECV met the inclusion
criteria. Totally, 134 participants performed ECV without NA were included in
Group 1, while 67 participants performed the ECV with NA were included in Group
2. The success rate of ECV among the participants was 66.2% (133/201). The rate
of placental abruption during or after ECV and neonatal intensive care unit
(NICU) admission in Group 2 was statistically significant higher than in the
Group 1 (p