cephalocentesis

cephalocentesis

 [sef″ah-lo-sen-te´sis]
surgical puncture of the head.

ceph·a·lo·cen·te·sis

(sef'ă-lō-sen-tē'sis),
Passage of a hollow needle or trocar and cannula into the brain to drain or aspirate an abscess or the fluid of a hydrocephalus.
[cephalo- + G. kentēsis, puncture]

cephalocentesis

/ceph·a·lo·cen·te·sis/ (sef″ah-lo-sen-te´sis) surgical puncture of the skull.

cephalocentesis

[-sentē′sis]
the puncture of the skull with a hollow needle, performed to allow drainage of fluid or an abscess.

ceph·a·lo·cen·te·sis

(sef'ă-lō-sen-tē'sis)
Passage of a hollow needle or trocar into the brain to drain or aspirate an abscess or the fluid of a hydrocephalus.
[cephalo- + G. kentēsis, puncture]

cephalocentesis

surgical puncture of the head.
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Of the 134 brain anomalies, 52 were hydrocephalus; 38 of these women accepted LTOP, and half had concomitant cephalocentesis.
Several registrars attempted to help with the birth, but the head could not be delivered and needed decompression by suprapubic cephalocentesis.
However, this cephalocentesis almost always results in stillbirth or neonatal death within a few days, due to the rapid decompression of the head or needle-induced hemorrhage.
Cephalocentesis is ethically problematic for several reasons.
It is justifiable, then, for the physician to perform cephalocentesis if the woman firmly states an informed, voluntary preference for vaginal delivery.
If this pregnant woman is hesitant about any possibility of cesarean section, one might determine whether her desire to await spontaneous vaginal delivery and cephalocentesis is motivated primarily by (1) the perceived risks of cesarean section to her own health, or (2) her desire not to have to deliver and make caretaking decisions about an affected child.
But the current case justifies some respect for the fetus that the direct harm of cephalocentesis does not permit.