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What are cephalic disorders--head?

What are cephalic disorders--head?

Related to head: Cephalic is a term used to denote the head. For example, pain in the head is termed cephalalgia. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there is cephalic presentation?

What does it mean if there is cephalic presentation?

Head down: Cephalic means that the baby's head is down, which from an obstetrical perspective is the desirable position, as opposed to breech, when the baby is bottom down. ...Read more

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What is external cephalic version and when is it done?

What is external cephalic version and when is it done?

Turning your baby: An external cephalic version is a procedure done by your obgyn to turn your baby from breech to cephalic (head first) position in hopes of attempting vaginal delivery thereafter. Ideally, it is performed from 37-38 weeks but varies depending on your doctor. Some try a little earlier and some will even try beyond 38 weeks. The procedure has risks that you should discuss at length with your doctor. ...Read more

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Where is the cephalic vein?

Where is the cephalic vein?

Arm: The cephalic vein is found in the upper extremity. The vein extends in line with the base of the thumb, coursing up the forearm and upper arm just in front of the deltoid muscle. The cephalic vein dumps into the larger veins of the shoulder region. The cephalic vein is often visible in body builders as the large superficial vein which courses across the deltoid shoulder region. Popular for iv's. ...Read more

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Why is external cephalic version contraindicated in transverse lie? Why do we offer caesarean section in pregnant woman with transverse lie? Thanks.

Why is external cephalic version contraindicated in transverse lie? Why do we offer caesarean section in pregnant woman with transverse lie? Thanks.

It's not: As long as specific criteria are met (nl fluid, nl NST, no placental problems, good vag del candidate, etc...) you're halfway there! An ECV in a good candidate with an experienced OB is a good option. Otherwise, you can't deliver vaginally with a transverse lie. You risk cord prolapse, malpresentation, or maternal & fetal injury. Listen to your OB, you might have a finding that prohibits it. ...Read more

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