abdominal rescue


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

abdominal rescue

Emergency cesarean delivery of a fetus jeopardized during labor or failed vaginal birth. Indications for surgical intervention include fetal distress associated with dystocia, arrested descent, abruptio placentae, or umbilical cord prolapse.
See also: rescue
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
Mentioned in ?