PP cefalica fuori scavo

16:44 Jan 22, 2019
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / Gynecological exam
Italian term or phrase: PP cefalica fuori scavo
I understand this to be "the closest point of the head of the fetus is outside the birth canal". Is this correct?

Daniel Gold
Local time: 17:47

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2presenting part (fetal head) engaged
Anne Schulz
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liz askew



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presenting part (fetal head) engaged

This is what I understand it to mean based on a brief internet research: The presenting head has entered the true pelvis.
Some natives may hopefully weigh in and confirm or tell us otherwise.

Esame ostetrico
4° manovra: per accertare l'impegno della parte presentata, applicando le mani come nella 3° manovra, s'imprimono alla parte presentata dei movimenti di lateralita, se la parte presentata e fuori scavo è spostabile, viceversa se è fissa vuol dire che è impegnata.

Step 3. Using the thumb and fingers of one hand the lower abdomen is grasped just above the pubic symphysis to establish if the presenting part is engaged. If not engaged a movable body part will be felt. The presenting part is the part of the fetus that is felt to be in closest proximity to the birth canal.

Engagement [en-gāj´ment]: the entrance of the largest diameter of the fetal head into the smallest diameter of the maternal pelvis

Anne Schulz
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Nella specie, invece, “la parte presentata era ancora completamente fuori dallo scavo pelvico e laparte presentata era cefalica, alta, mobile”. Deducevano ..

The movement of the fetus to cephalic presentation is called headengagement. It occurs in the third trimester. In head engagement, thefetal head descends into the pelvic cavity so that only a small part (or none) of it can be felt abdominally.


Once the head is in the pelvis, rotation is a lot more difficult. ... APGAR: A measurement of the newborn's response to birth and life outside the womb. ... Engaged: The baby's presenting part (usually the head) has settled into the pelvic cavity, ...

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