asynclitism


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Synonyms for asynclitism

the presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle

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Before the primary surgeon performs a transverse hysterotomy, we utilize reverse asynclitism (going up rather than coming down as a normal cardinal movement of labor) as the fetal head is moved upward, and we have the primary surgeon "squeeze up the shoulder:' which is usually presenting in the lower segment
The most frequent causes of molding are asynclitism and deflexion of the head, commonly seen in occiput posterior and transverse positions.