external cephalic version

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ex·ter·nal cephalic ver·sion

version performed entirely by external manipulation.
See also: cephalic version.

external cephalic version

Obstetrics A procedure that externally rotates the fetus from a breech position to a vertex presentation. See Emergency C-section.

ex·ter·nal ce·phal·ic ver·sion

(eks-tĕr'năl sĕ-fal'ik vĕr'zhŭn)
Movement performed entirely by external manipulation.
See also: cephalic 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 version

Cephalic version

bipolar version

Cephalic version

cephalic 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

combined version

Mechanical version by combined internal and external manipulation.

external version

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 version

Cephalic version

fetal version

Cephalic version

internal version

Podalic version.

pelvic version

Turning a fetus from a transverse lie to a vertex (head down) presentation.

podalic version

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

spontaneous version

Unassisted conversion of fetal presentation by uterine muscular contractions.
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George Carson, one of the investigators on the Early External Cephalic Version 2 (ECV2) Trial.
Patients received analgesic intervention and terbutaline timed to provide peak analgesic and uterine relaxant effect at the time of external cephalic version, said Dr.
No practitioner would think of attempting amniocentesis, external cephalic version, cesarean section, forceps-assisted delivery, or vacuum-assisted delivery without first discussing this with the patient; however, cutting a woman's genitalia, usually unnecessarily, is thought to be in the realm of practitioner discretion," said Dr.
Chances are slim that a morbidly obese woman with a breech presentation will have a vaginal delivery, even if external cephalic version is successful, investigators reported at the annual meeting of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.
PARIS -- Estimated fetal weight is directly related to the success of external cephalic version, Dr.

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