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bi·man·u·al ver·sion

turning of the baby in utero, performed by the hands acting upon both extremities of the fetus; it may be external version or combined version.
Synonym(s): bipolar version
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bi·man·u·al ver·sion

(bī-man'yū-ăl vĕr'zhŭn)
Turning of the fetus in utero; the obstetrician's hands manipulate the fetal limbs; may be the external or a combined version.
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(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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