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Measurement of the dimensions and capacity of the pelvis, especially of the adult female pelvis.

pel·vim′e·ter n.
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(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) obstetrics measurement of the dimensions of the female pelvis
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Noun1.pelvimetry - measurement of the dimensions of the bony birth canal (to determine whether vaginal birth is possible)
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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However, deaths due to cephalo-pelvic disproportion have declined due to availability of caesarean section services.
Amongst the different indications of caesarean section, common once were cephalo-pelvic disproportion and foetal distress.
They concluded that those women with no history of a vaginal delivery should be counseled that the success rates may be less than 50% when the neonatal birth weight exceeds 4 kg and that the success rates may be even lower if the indication for the previous caesarean delivery was cephalo-pelvic disproportion or failure to progress or if the treatment requires either induction or augmentation of labor.
The leading indication for caesarean section in obese and non-obese parturients was cephalo-pelvic disproportion (38% vs.
All patients selected for this study were with uncomplicated pregnancy without any mal-rotation or cephalo-pelvic disproportion. Epidural analgesia was given by consultant anaesthesiologist and all deliveries were conducted by consultant gynaecologist.
Cephalo-pelvic disproportion (CPD) is common in African women.