maternal dystocia

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abnormal labor or childbirth.
fetal dystocia that due to shape, size, or position of the fetus.
maternal dystocia that due to some condition inherent in the mother.
placental dystocia difficult delivery of the placenta.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ma·ter·nal dys·to·ci·a

dystocia caused by an abnormality or physical problem in the mother.
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ma·ter·nal dys·to·ci·a

(mă-tĕr'năl dis-tō'sē-ă)
Difficult childbirth caused by an abnormality or physical problem in the mother.
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Uterine torsion is a maternal dystocia characterized by rotation along its axis during late, first or early stage of labour.
In the present study, uterine torsion was the most common cause of maternal dystocia (29.56%) and high incidence was seen in buffaloes (67.64%).
(2005b) stated that, maternal dystocia occurred less frequently in cows, mare and ewes.
Table 1: Etiological Incidence of dystocia in small ruminants Causes Percent Incidence Fetal Faulty disposition (n=5) 45.45 (n=11) Monster (n=2) 18.18 Oversized fetus (n=4) 36.37 Incidence of fetal dystocia 36.67 Maternal Incomplete cervical dilatation (n=8) 42.10 (n=19) Uterine torsion (n=2) 10.53 Narrow pelvis (n=7) 36.84 Secondary uterine inertia (n=2) 10.53 Incidence of maternal dystocia 63.33 Table 2: Fetal survivability using different treatment procedures adopted to relieve dystocia in small ruminants Procedure adopted Foetus Foetal Survival delivered Rate (%) Male Female [T.sub.1] Manual traction 9 6 4/15 (26.66%) (n=13) [T.sub.2] Caesarean section 18 4 4/22 (18.18%) (n=17)

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