External cephalic version

External cephalic version is a process by which a breech baby can sometimes be turned from buttocks or foot first to head first. It is usually performed after about 37 weeks. It is often reserved for late pregnancy because breech presentation greatly decreases with every week. It can be contrasted with "internal cephalic version", which involves..
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external cephalic version

External cephalic version (ECV) is a procedure in which a doctor, using ultrasound images as a guide, attempts to massage a breech baby into the more favourable 'head-down' position ready for birth.
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external cephalic version

Version performed entirely by external manipulation. ... See: cephalic version. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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External Cephalic Version

A procedure, performed by a doctor, for turning a fetus that is lying in a breech or transverse position so that its head will enter the birth canal first. When a fetus is sitting in a breech or transverse position close to the end of pregnancy or right before birth, an external cephalic version, or version, may be performed. If the procedure is ..
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external cephalic version

Type: Term Definitions: 1. version performed entirely by external manipulation.
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