Malpositions and malpresentations of the fetal head
Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, 05/24/2012
Talaulikar VS et al. – Malpresentations of fetal head are usually diagnosed in labour and are associated with difficult labour and increased risk of operative intervention. Regular systematic clinical examinations to monitor progress of labour and fetal wellbeing are necessary once the diagnosis is confirmed. Although vaginal delivery is possible in many cases, caesarean section becomes necessary when the malposition or malpresentation persists and labour fails to progress.