cephalic presentation


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presentation

 [prez″en-ta´shun]
that part of the fetus lying over the pelvic inlet; the presenting body part of the fetus. See also position and lie.
breech presentation presentation of the fetal buttocks, knees, or feet in labor; the feet may be alongside the buttocks (complete breech presentation); the legs may be extended against the trunk and the feet lying against the face (frank breech presentation); or one or both feet or knees may be prolapsed into the maternal vagina (incomplete breech presentation).
Breech presentation. From McKinney et al., 2000.
antigen presentation presentation of ingested antigens on the surface of macrophages near histocompatibility antigens; see also antigen presentation.
cephalic presentation presentation of any part of the fetal head in labor, whether the vertex, face, or brow.
compound presentation prolapse of one of the limbs of the fetus alongside the head in cephalic presentation or of one or both arms alongside a presenting breech at the beginning of labor.
footling presentation presentation of the fetus with one foot (single footling) or two feet (double footling) prolapsed into the maternal vagina.
funic presentation presentation of the umbilical cord in labor.
placental presentation placenta praevia.
shoulder presentation presentation with the fetal shoulder as the presenting part; see oblique lie and transverse lie.
transverse presentation transverse lie.

ce·phal·ic pre·sen·ta·tion

presentation of any part of the fetal head, usually the upper and back part, as a result of flexion such that the chin is in contact with the thorax in vertex presentation; there may be degrees of flexion so that the presenting part is the large fontanel in sincipital presentation, the brow in brow presentation, or the face in face presentation.
Synonym(s): head presentation

cephalic presentation

a classification of fetal position in which the head of the fetus is at the uterine cervix. Cephalic presentation is usually further qualified by an indication of the part of the head presenting, such as the occiput, brow, or chin.

cephalic presentation

Obstetrics Any position of the baby in which the head presents, which may be the vertex (normal)–the easiest presentation to deliver; abnormal cephalic presentations include the brow, face, and posterior presentations at the time of delivery. See Cephalic version, Cesarean section.

ce·phal·ic pre·sen·ta·tion

(sĕ-fal'ik prez'ĕn-tā'shŭn)
Presentation of any part of the fetal head, usually the upper and back part as a result of flexion such that the chin is in contact with the thorax in vertex presentation; there may be degrees of flexion so that the presenting part is the large fontanelle in sincipital presentation, the brow in brow presentation, or the face in face presentation.
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A Cochrane review reported that ECV decreased the non cephalic presentation at birth and the c-section rate 2,3.
Hundred primi or second gravidas with uncomplicated singleton pregnancies having cephalic presentation at 40 weeks plus 1-5 days of gestation were divided randomly into two groups using random numbers table.
International obstetric CS practice identifies wide variations in CS rates in women with cephalic presentation and spontaneous labour at term, a low-risk cohort amenable to effective intrapartum corrective intervention.
The exclusion criteria included patients with other than cephalic presentation like breech presentation; patients with clear liquor after spontaneous or artificial rupture of membrane; and the non-cooperative patients who refused to give their consent for the participation in the study.
First the surviving fetus was delivered in cephalic presentation, male baby weighing 1.
Inclusion criteria consisted of patients with cephalic presentation, singleton gestation, gestational age of 34 weeks or more, who had undergone two or more cervical exams.
Instrumentation was done in only those patients with singleton term pregnancy with cephalic presentation and vertex at + 1 to +3 stations.
06 9 Serology: HbSAg , HIV negative 10 USG fetus: single live foetus in cephalic presentation.
Soni and her associates reviewed an electronic database for women with singleton term pregnancies in cephalic presentation who labored and delivered at Flushing (N.
Material and Methods: Total 114 patients were induced with misoprostol who had singleton pregnancy of more than 36 weeks with cephalic presentation, reactive CTG and unfavorable cervix (Bishop Score 4, nonreactive CTG, any contraindication to induction of labour and bishop score > 4 were excluded from the study.
On examination uterus was term and acting with single fetus in cephalic presentation with good fetal heart rate.
Patients in the PROBAAT trial included women beyond 37 weeks' gestation with a singleton pregnancy in cephalic presentation, with intact membranes and an unfavorable cervix as defined by a Bishop score less than 6.