cephalic version


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version

 [ver´zhun]
the act of turning; especially the manual turning of the fetus in delivery.
bipolar version turning done by acting upon both poles of the fetus by either external or combined version.
cephalic version turning of the fetus so that the head is the presenting part.
combined version external and internal versions together.
external version that done using outside manipulation.
internal version that done using the hand or fingers inserted through the dilated cervix.
pelvic version version by manipulation of the breech (buttocks) of the fetus.
podalic version conversion of a more unfavorable presentation into a footling presentation.
spontaneous version one that occurs without aid from any extraneous force.

ce·phal·ic ver·sion

version in which the fetus is turned so that the head presents.
See also: external cephalic version, internal cephalic version.

cephalic version

Obstetrics The manipulative or spontaneous flipping of the fetus in the uterus so that the head presents to the opening of the birth canal. See External cephalic version.

ce·phal·ic ver·sion

(sĕ-fal'ik vĕr'zhŭn)
Placement in which the fetus is turned so that the head presents; can be external cephalic version or internal cephalic version
See also: external cephalic version, internal cephalic version
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An exploratory study of women's experiences and key stakeholders views of moxibustion for cephalic version in breech presentation.
Cell-free fetal deoxyribonucleic acid in maternal circulation as a marker of fetal-maternal hemorrhage in patients undergoing external cephalic version near term.
External cephalic version for breech presentation is performed at about thirty-seven to thirty-eight weeks gestation.
Many of today's obstetricians seem to be much less apt than their forebears to attempt an external cephalic version (ECV, or turning around a breech presentation) in order to do a normal delivery.
MAIN OUTCOME VARIABLES: A successful conversion for the intervention group was scored when the baby spontaneously converted to the vertex position before delivery or successful external cephalic version.
MONTREAL -- Early external cephalic version increases the likelihood of cephalic presentation at birth, but does not result in fewer cesarean sections compared with later cephalic version, based on the results of an international, multicenter, randomized controlled trial.
Combined spinal-epidural analgesia did not significantly improve the rate of successful external cephalic version, compared with systemic opioid analgesia for breech presentation, but it did improve maternal pain and satisfaction, Dr.