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Braxton Hicks version

Alternative eponyms

  • Braxton Hicks' manipulation

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Obsolete term for internal podalic version of the foetus performed through a partially but not completely dilated cervix.

Description

Obsolete term for internal podalic version of the foetus performed through a partially but not completely dilated cervix; used on a nonviable foetus.

Bibliography

  • On a new method of version in abnormal labour.
    The Lancet 1860, 2: 28-30.
  • Further illustrations of the new method of version.
    The Lancet, 1861, 1: 134-.
  • On combined external and internal version.
    Transactions of the Obstetrical Society of London, 1864, 5: 219-267.
  • On the condition of the uterus in obstructed labour.
    Transactions of the Obstetrical Society of London, (1867), 1868, 9: 207-239.
  • Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary.

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