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Zavanelli manoeuvre

Extracted from Mayes Midwifery 14th Edition, Sue Macdonald & Julia Magill-Cuerden (Eds). Baillière Tindall, 2011. Courtesy Elsevier

A manoeuvre of last resort in which the fetal head is manually flexed and returned to the vagina prior to delivery being undertaken by caesarean section.

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