cephalopelvic


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cephalopelvic

 [sef″ah-lo-pel´vik]
pertaining to the relationship of the fetal head to the maternal pelvis. Cephalopelvic disproportion is a major factor in delivery by cesarean section.

ceph·a·lo·pel·vic

(sef'ă-lō-pel'vik),
Pertaining to the size of the fetal head in relation to the maternal pelvis.

cephalopelvic

/ceph·a·lo·pel·vic/ (sef″ah-lo-pel´vik) pertaining to the relationship of the fetal head to the maternal pelvis.

cephalopelvic

[-pel′vik]
pertaining to a relationship between the fetal head and the maternal pelvis.

ceph·a·lo·pel·vic

(sef'ă-lō-pel'vik)
Pertaining to the size of the fetal head in relation to the maternal pelvis.

cephalopelvic

pertaining to the head of the fetus and the pelvis of the dam.

cephalopelvic disproportion
the head of the fetus is disproportionately large and will not pass through the pelvis of the dam. Caused usually by hydrocephalus.
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dagger]) Nonpreventable complications: breech delivery, cephalopelvic disproportion, cord prolapse, placenta previa, abruption placenta, or premature rupture of membranes.
Human birth was constrained by the need to pass a head that was enlarging over geologic time through a pelvis that was being extensively modified by the requirement for bipedality, such that cephalopelvic disproportion is not an uncommon cause of both maternal and fetal death today where Cesarean sections are not readily available.
Cesarean sections were performed for failure to progress, eclampsia, and cephalopelvic disproportion.
Teen pregnancies are usually more complicated and include common medical problems such as poor weight gain, pregnancy-induced hypertension, anemia, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and cephalopelvic disproportion.
The remaining had been delivered by cesarean section, which was indicated for breech presentation and cephalopelvic disproportion.
Relative contraindications include abnormal fetal heart rate patterns, maternal heart disease, multiple gestation, evidence of cephalopelvic disproportion, and a breech position.
Typically, in developing countries, the immediate cause of fistula is obstructed labor related to cephalopelvic disproportion (a situation in which the mother's pelvis is too small to allow for safe passage of the baby's head).
Physicians often attribute this to cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD).
Women at high risk are typically primigravidas who experience a prolonged and difficult labor and deliver larger than usual babies and women whose deliveries are characterized by cephalopelvic disproportion.
Malpresentation, Malposition, Cephalopelvic Disproportion and Obstetric Procedures,
CPD = cephalopelvic disproportion; NRFHR = non-reassuring fetal heart rate tracing; IOL = induction of labour; CS = caesarean section.