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Fetal movement and fetal presentation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4054045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fetal movements were analyzed by means of ultrasonography in an attempt to clarify the causative factor of frank breech presentation. Fetal posture, position, presentation and movements, as well as posture of the extremities and the volume of amniotic cavity were analyzed by ultrasonography in 112 fetuses ranging from 12 to 42 weeks of gestation. There existed three different fetal states: inactivity; slow sporadic movements without changes of presentations; active whole body movements with changes of presentations. It appears likely that version of fetal presentation from breech to cephalic occurs as the fetus tries to accommodate itself to the shape of the uterus during the state of active whole body movements, and the frank breech presentation of the fetus might result when the whole body movements are weak or absent.
S Suzuki; T Yamamuro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Early human development     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0378-3782     ISO Abbreviation:  Early Hum. Dev.     Publication Date:  1985 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-11-29     Completed Date:  1985-11-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708381     Medline TA:  Early Hum Dev     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Movement*
Labor Presentation*

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