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turning of the baby in utero, performed by the hands acting upon both extremities of the fetus; it may be external version or combined version.
Synonym(s): bipolar version
bi·man·u·al ver·sion(bī-man'yū-ăl vĕr'zhŭn)
Turning of the fetus in utero; the obstetrician's hands manipulate the fetal limbs; may be the external or a combined version.
version(ver'zhon) [L. versio, a turning]
1. Altering of the position of the fetus in the uterus. It may occur naturally or may be done mechanically by the physician to facilitate delivery. See: conversion
2. Deflection of an organ such as the uterus from its normal position.
bimanual versionCephalic version
bipolar versionCephalic version
Turning of the fetus so that the head presents. This may be done by internal and/or external manipulation.Synonym: bimanual version; bipolar version; external cephalic version; fetal version
Mechanical version by combined internal and external manipulation.
Improving the presentation of an unengaged fetus by placing one's hands on the mother's abdomen and pushing, turning, or rotating the fetus.
external cephalic versionCephalic version
fetal versionCephalic version
internal versionPodalic version.
Turning a fetus from a transverse lie to a vertex (head down) presentation.
Using two hands (one inside the uterus and one on the abdominal wall) to change a twin fetus from a breech to a vertex presentation. Synonym: internal version
Unassisted conversion of fetal presentation by uterine muscular contractions.