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Scanzoni maneuver

noun Scan·zo·ni maneuver
variants: also Scanzoni's maneuver play \skän-ˈtsō-nē(z)-\

medical Definition of Scanzoni maneuver

:rotation of an abnormally positioned fetus by means of forceps with subsequent reapplication of forceps for delivery

Biographical Note for scanzoni maneuver

  • Scanzoni, Friedrich Wilhelm (1821–1891), German obstetrician. In 1849 Scanzoni announced his development of a procedure for changing a presentation in which the occiput is presented first into an anterior presentation. The procedure called for the use of forceps twice in the birth process and has since been identified with his name.

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