unengaged head

unengaged head

[un′engājd′]
Etymology: ME, un + Fr, engager, to involve; AS, heafod
the head of a floating fetus. See also ballottement, engagement.
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Methods: The prospective descriptive study was conducted at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences Nawabshah Pakistan from Jan 1 to June30 2011 and comprised 100 primigravida with unengaged head at term and at onset of labour.
Dabby in 2003 found that the incidence of unengaged head in primigravida was 31% out of which 82.
The current study was planned to find out the aetiological factors for primigravida with unengaged head partographic analysis of the progress of labour with regard to the duration of labour and the role of active medical and surgical intervention.
Subjects and MethodsThe prospective descriptive study was conducted at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of the Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences Nawabshah Pakistan from January 1 to June 30 2011 and comprised 100 primigravida with unengaged head.
Many of the women with unengaged head needed induction at 41 week and there was greater need of augmentation.
ConclusionIncidence of active medical and surgical intervention in primigravida with unengaged head was quite high.
Other reasons for an EPCD included multiple gestation, uterine scarring, an unengaged head, soft tissue disorders such as fibroid uterus, preterm delivery, other hypertension, and fetal anomaly.