podalic version

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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.

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

podalic version

the shifting of the position of a fetus to position the feet at the outlet during labor.

po·dal·ic ver·sion

(pō-dal'ik vĕr'zhŭn)
A manual obstetric procedure that results in a podalic extraction.
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If external version fails or membranes rupture, internal podalic version is done under general anaesthesia followed by breech extraction.