cephalic presentation


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presentation

 [prez″en-ta´shun]
that part of the fetus lying over the pelvic inlet; the presenting body part of the fetus. See also position and lie.
breech presentation presentation of the fetal buttocks, knees, or feet in labor; the feet may be alongside the buttocks (complete breech presentation); the legs may be extended against the trunk and the feet lying against the face (frank breech presentation); or one or both feet or knees may be prolapsed into the maternal vagina (incomplete breech presentation).
Breech presentation. From McKinney et al., 2000.
antigen presentation presentation of ingested antigens on the surface of macrophages near histocompatibility antigens; see also antigen presentation.
cephalic presentation presentation of any part of the fetal head in labor, whether the vertex, face, or brow.
compound presentation prolapse of one of the limbs of the fetus alongside the head in cephalic presentation or of one or both arms alongside a presenting breech at the beginning of labor.
footling presentation presentation of the fetus with one foot (single footling) or two feet (double footling) prolapsed into the maternal vagina.
funic presentation presentation of the umbilical cord in labor.
placental presentation placenta praevia.
shoulder presentation presentation with the fetal shoulder as the presenting part; see oblique lie and transverse lie.
transverse presentation transverse lie.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ce·phal·ic pre·sen·ta·tion

presentation of any part of the fetal head, usually the upper and back part, as a result of flexion such that the chin is in contact with the thorax in vertex presentation; there may be degrees of flexion so that the presenting part is the large fontanel in sincipital presentation, the brow in brow presentation, or the face in face presentation.
Synonym(s): head presentation
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cephalic presentation

Obstetrics Any position of the baby in which the head presents, which may be the vertex (normal)–the easiest presentation to deliver; abnormal cephalic presentations include the brow, face, and posterior presentations at the time of delivery. See Cephalic version, Cesarean section.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ce·phal·ic pre·sen·ta·tion

(sĕ-fal'ik prez'ĕn-tā'shŭn)
Presentation of any part of the fetal head, usually the upper and back part as a result of flexion such that the chin is in contact with the thorax in vertex presentation; there may be degrees of flexion so that the presenting part is the large fontanelle in sincipital presentation, the brow in brow presentation, or the face in face presentation.
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Their analysis included data on 313,238 singleton births with cephalic presentations delivered between 27 and 43 weeks' gestation.
Conclusion: External cephalic version at 34 and 35 weeks increase the likelihood of cephalic presentation at birth but it does not decrease the rate of cesarean sections and may increase the rate of preterm birth in the early ECV group.
Patients and Methods: One hundred primi or second gravidas with uncomplicated singleton pregnancies having cephalic presentation at 40+1-5 weeks of gestation were enrolled after informed consent, and divided randomly into two groups of fifty each.
Inclusion criteria was singleton pregnancy with cephalic presentation at term.
One of my fellow-trainees was pushing a mobile scanner, with a big smile on his face because at last we could distinguish a breech from a cephalic presentation. Since then, sadly, scanning in the UK has become formalised and less accessible, and the undiagnosed breech has returned with a vengeance.
The fetus was in cephalic presentation and Fetal Heart Rate (FHR) was 136 beats per minute and regular.
* POPULATION STUDIED The study included 71 women who presented to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center with indications for labor induction, singleton gestations with cephalic presentation, intact membranes, reactive nonstress tests, no previous uterine surgery, and unfavorable cervices (Bishop score [greater than or equal to] 6).
Per Abdomen: Uterus corresponds to term, cephalic presentation, foetal heart good with mild contraction.
13, 2003, and April 4,2011, who were pregnant with twins with an estimated weight of between 1,500 g and 4,000 g each and whose first twin was in the cephalic presentation. The women were randomized to planned cesarean delivery or vaginal delivery with cesarean only if indicated.
Abdominal examination showed fundal height of 34 week, longitudinal lie with cephalic presentation, generalized tenderness all over abdomen.
The inclusion criteria comprised: patients with greater than 37 weeks of gestational age and presenting with MSL; patients with MSL and cephalic presentation; and patients presenting with light yellow to thick dark green colour liquor (Grade I, II, III) after spontaneous or artificial rupture of membrane.
All pregnancies were at 36-42 weeks, single fetus, cephalic presentation and normal fetal heart rate pattern.