internal podalic version

internal podalic version

maneuver to deliver the fetus by inserting a hand into the uterine cavity, grasping one or both feet, and drawing them through the cervix; rarely indicated today except for the delivery of a second twin.
Synonym(s): podalic version

in·ter·nal po·dal·ic ver·sion

(in-tĕr'năl pō-dal'ik vĕr'zhŭn)
Maneuver to deliver the fetus by inserting a hand into the uterine cavity, grasping one or both feet, and drawing them through the cervix; rarely indicated today except for the delivery of a second twin.
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There are several risk factors for rupture uterus like multi parity (5) uterotonic drugs, placenta percreta (6), CPD, mal position, mal presentation, internal podalic version, perforation of uterus during MTP, instrumental delivery, and scarred uterus following operations on uterus like caesarean section, myomectomy, utericuloplasty.
Though scarred uterus secondary to previous caesarean delivery is one of the commonly recognized risk factors for rupture of uterus, other risk factors are prolonged / obstructed labor, grand multiparity, macrosomic / hydrocephalic fetus, trauma, injudicious use of uterotonic drugs, labor dystocia, intrauterine manipulations such as internal podalic version and breech extraction, mishandling by trained / untrained TBA, malpresentations and instrumental delivery4.
If external version fails or membranes rupture, internal podalic version is done under general anaesthesia followed by breech extraction.