Cephalopelvic Disproportion

Topics: Childbirth, Pelvis, Obstetrics Pages: 3 (411 words) Published: February 3, 2013
| | | |DEFINITION: |RELATED DIAGNOSTIC TESTS: | |The relationship between the measurements of the fetal head and the diameters of the maternal pelvis. |Ultrasound of fetus to determine presentation and lie. | | |Manual exam before labor | | |CT scan with estimated weight of fetus. | | | | |ETIOLOGY: |MEDICAL MANAGEMENT: | |The birth passage includes the maternal bony pelvis, beginning at the pelvic inlet and ending at the pelvic|The adequacy of the maternal pelvis for a vaginal birth should be assessed both during and before labor. | |outlet. A narrowed diameter in these areas can result in CPD if the fetus is larger than the pelvic |During the intrapartal assessment, the size of the fetus and its presentation, position, and lie must also | |diameters....
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