Anything above a station of +2 is considered a mid-pelvic delivery, meaning the baby was too high in the birth canal for the use of forceps or a vacuum extractor
The narrator muses that Vacuum Extractor
(if he were able to write it, that is) would be a perfectly hermetic book, resisting the reader's attempts at interpretation.
Potential neonatal complications stemming from the use of a vacuum extractor
include superficial scalp trauma, cephalohematoma, subgaleal hematoma, intracranial hemorrhage, and retinal hemorrhages.
An attempt at forceps delivery also failed, and delivery was finally accomplished by a sixth application of the vacuum extractor
Subgaleal hemorrhage after the use of a vacuum extractor
during elective cesarean delivery: a case report.
Several years ago I prosecuted an obstetric malpractice action involving the use of a vacuum extractor
on a full-term baby with a persisting brow presentation.
The vacuum extractor
did not cause shoulder dystocia.
is one of several doctors who wrote in to say that using an obstetric vacuum extractor
can be very helpful in removing a large, benign-appearing ovarian cyst.
Kammer misused a vacuum extractor
and crushed the skull of the fetus, resulting in a stillbirth.
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Less than optimal placement of the vacuum extractor
will increase the risk of scalp trauma, particularly in nulliparous women.
And then as often as not there's an obstetrician at the foot of the table with forceps or a vacuum extractor
adding additional pressure.