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Mauriceau maneuver

Pronunciation: mo-re-so'

Definition: a method of assisted breech delivery in which the infant's body is astraddle the right forearm, and the middle finger of the right hand is in the fetal mouth to maintain flexion while traction is made on the shoulders by the clinician's other hand.

Synonym(s): Mauriceau-Levret maneuver

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