cephalic curve

cephalic curve

curve conforming to that of the fetal head, used in reference to the shape of obstetrical forceps.

ce·phal·ic curve

(sĕ-fal'ik kŭrv)
Curve conforming to that of the fetal head, used in reference to the shape of obstetric forceps.
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The Simpson forceps, with its shallow and longer cephalic curve, accommodates significant fetal head molding and is a good forceps choice in this situation.
When operator performs outlet forceps delivery, the cephalic curve of the forceps distended the perineum widely when lifting fetal head during crowning.
[sup][8],[10] This could be explained anatomically as vacuum cup placement occupies much less vaginal space than the rigid cephalic curve of forceps.