vacuum extraction


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extraction

 [ek-strak´shun]
1. the process or act of pulling or drawing out.
2. the preparation of an extract.
breech extraction extraction of an infant from the uterus in cases of breech presentation.
flap extraction removal of a cataract by making a flap in the cornea.
menstrual extraction a form of induced abortion in which a flexible cannula is inserted through an undilated cervix for the purpose of removing the fertilized embryo and endometrium. The cannula is attached to a syringe, which is used to aspirate the uterine contents and induce the onset of the “missed period.” This technique is not always effective, and sometimes a second procedure is required. It should be done within two weeks of a missed menstrual period.
serial extraction the selective extraction of primary teeth during an extended period of time to allow autonomous adjustment.
tooth extraction forcible removal of a tooth; called also odontectomy.
vacuum extraction removal of the uterine contents by application of a vacuum, done either for delivery of a viable fetus or for an abortion.

vacuum extraction

Obstetrics Operator-assisted delivery in which suction is applied to the skull and the fetus delivered vaginally Complications Brachial plexus injury due to shoulder dystocia, scalp injuries, intracranial–especially, subgaleal–hemorrhage due to tentorial tearing and skull fractures, CNS depression, convulsions, mechanical ventilation. See Operative vaginal delivery. Cf Forceps.

vacuum extraction

A method of assisting childbirth used as an alternative to FORCEPS DELIVERY. A cup-like device is applied to the baby's scalp and firmly secured by suction. Traction can then be applied via a short chain and handle. The equipment is known as a ventouse.
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Forceps or vacuum extraction: a comparison of maternal and neonatal morbidity.
The cost of setting up a lathe with the vacuum extraction system typically runs from $15,000 to $20,000.
Although an association with vacuum extraction was described in the early literature,[1,5] Ahuja and colleagues[6] clarified this association in 1969.
So, in a day where nobody really knows how to drive a stick shift car, and operative vaginal delivery means vacuum extraction and not forceps, what can we expect?
* Installing and operating a vacuum extraction system to remove VOCs from the soils;
Instrument delivery after attempted vacuum extraction was associated with a significantly increased risk for asymptomatic subdural hematoma in one group of term newborns, Dr.
* 41 percent less likely to give birth with vacuum extraction or forceps;
These consist of liquid rinsing and air cleaning with a facility for vacuum extraction of foreign matter.
Unfortunately basics such as suture tying, planning of incisions to follow relaxed skin lines, vaginal delivery, use of outlet forceps, vacuum extraction, and rigid sigmoidoscopy are missing.
While the rate of complications caused by vacuum extraction of the fetal head at cesarean is not known, injuries have been reported.