cephalic version


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version

 [ver´zhun]
the act of turning; especially the manual turning of the fetus in delivery.
bipolar version turning done by acting upon both poles of the fetus by either external or combined version.
cephalic version turning of the fetus so that the head is the presenting part.
combined version external and internal versions together.
external version that done using outside manipulation.
internal version that done using the hand or fingers inserted through the dilated cervix.
pelvic version version by manipulation of the breech (buttocks) of the fetus.
podalic version conversion of a more unfavorable presentation into a footling presentation.
spontaneous version one that occurs without aid from any extraneous force.

ce·phal·ic ver·sion

version in which the fetus is turned so that the head presents.
See also: external cephalic version, internal cephalic version.

cephalic version

Obstetrics The manipulative or spontaneous flipping of the fetus in the uterus so that the head presents to the opening of the birth canal. See External cephalic version.

ce·phal·ic ver·sion

(sĕ-fal'ik vĕr'zhŭn)
Placement in which the fetus is turned so that the head presents; can be external cephalic version or internal cephalic version
See also: external cephalic version, internal cephalic version
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This has resulted in resurgence of external cephalic version as an effective maneuver, which can result in significant reduction in cesarean section rate.
External cephalic version before labor is one such established method; however, it usually does not result in cephalic birth.
Key Words: Breech Pregnancy, External Cephalic version, Fetomaternal complication, Caesarian section.
Management options may vary from institution to institution, however, because of limited availability of certain services--such as the expertise required for a trial of external cephalic version, the availability of on-site cesarean delivery capabilities, and patient and clinician preferences.
MONTREAL -- Early external cephalic version increases the likelihood of cephalic presentation at birth, but does not result in fewer cesarean sections compared with later cephalic version, based on the results of an international, multicenter, randomized controlled trial.
Combined spinal-epidural analgesia did not significantly improve the rate of successful external cephalic version, compared with systemic opioid analgesia for breech presentation, but it did improve maternal pain and satisfaction, Dr.
Chances are slim that a morbidly obese woman with a breech presentation will have a vaginal delivery, even if external cephalic version is successful, investigators reported at the annual meeting of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.
PARIS -- Estimated fetal weight is directly related to the success of external cephalic version, Dr.
UCSF policy is to offer two attempts at external cephalic version to women with singletons in breech presentation with an estimated fetal weight of 3,850 g or less on ultrasound, excluding women with major fetal anomalies, intrauterine fetal demise, or preexisting maternal morbidity.
SAN FRANCISCO -- A higher amniotic fluid index was associated with a greater rate of successful external cephalic version of a breech fetus in a prospective, observational study of 1,361 patients.
There are also important guidelines to keep in mind when doing an external, cephalic version to prevent breech delivery, he said at the meeting.
Physicians who attempt external cephalic version of a breech fetus at 34-36 weeks' gestation may have slightly more success than those who attempt it at 37-38 weeks, according to the results of the Early External Cephalic Version Trial.