cephalic presentationmedical dictionary

Presentation of any part of the foetal head, usually the upper and back part as a result of flexion such that the chin is in contact with the thorax in vertex presentation; there may be degrees of flexion so that the presenting part is the large fontanel in sincipital presentation, the brow in brow presentation, or the face in face presentation.

Synonyms: head presentation.

(05 Mar 2000)