intact dilation and extraction(redirected from Intrauterine cranial decompression)
Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to Intrauterine cranial decompression: Intact dilation and extraction, Partial birth abortion
intact dilation and extraction
Abbr. intact D & X or IDX A late-term surgical abortion in which the cervix is dilated and the fetus is partially delivered into the vagina before being extracted. Also called intact dilation and evacuation, partial-birth abortion.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.