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malpresentation

[¦mal‚prē·zən′tā·shən]
(medicine)
Abnormal position of the child at birth, making normal delivery difficult or impossible.
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These include fetal malpresentation, uterine anomalies, adnexal tumors, uterine leiomyomata, or pelvic adhesions.
Other reported complications of myomas in pregnancy include premature rupture of the membranes, malpresentation, increased cesarean delivery rate, and postpartum endomyometritis (Katz et al.
These difficulties have long been associated with inadequate preparation of the reproductive tract, sometimes leading to prolonged gestation and fetal malpresentation.
In our work, we have found some of the risk factors for a primary C-section to be: patient older than age 38, multiple infants, genital herpes, and malpresentation of the fetus.
Tripp Nelson of the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, found that malpresentation, bleeding, and sexually transmitted infection each predicted emergent outcomes in PPROM patients.
Furthermore, failed IOL must be differentiated from failure to progress in labour and from cephalopelvic disproportion or malpresentation.
However, there are some conditions such as malpresentation, cephalo-pelvic disproportion and obstructive labour which lead to a prolonged and difficult labour or birth and a need for obstetric intervention (Thorogood & Donaldson, 2006).
Elective cesarean deliveries included repeat cesarean section, malpresentation, macrosomia, or other conditions thought to contraindicate vaginal delivery.
In West Africa, caesareans are necessary for protracted labour, abruptio placentae, previous caesarean section, eclampsia, placenta praevia and malpresentation.
Malpresentation, Malposition, Cephalopelvic Disproportion and Obstetric Procedures,
Maternal and fetal reasons for transport during labor include failure for labor to progress, unbearable labor pain, fetal malpresentation, abrupt deterioration of fetal heart rate, uterine rupture, acute bleeding, placental abruption, acute sepsis, and cord prolapse.