Asynclitism: Clinical and Intrapartum Diagnosis in Labor

  • Antonino F. BarberaEmail author
  • Andrea Tinelli
  • Antonio Malvasi


The position of the fetal head at engagement and during descent through the birth canal has proven to be one of the hardest obstacles to overcome during labor [1] and quite frequently it is a cause of failure of labor progress, with consequent delivery of the fetus via cesarean section.


Parietal Bone Fetal Head Sagittal Suture Birth Canal Operative Vaginal Delivery 
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The author wants to express his gratitude to Helen Macfarlane for the extensive and superb work in the production of the graphic representations. Further thank you to Elizabeth Figa for her contribution in structuring Table 6.1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonino F. Barbera
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  • Andrea Tinelli
    • 5
  • Antonio Malvasi
    • 6
  1. 1.Swan Mountain, Women’s CenterBreckenridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of MedicineUniversity of Colorado DenverAuroraUSA
  3. 3.Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic MedicineParkerUSA
  4. 4.Department of Obstetric and GynecologyDenver Health Medical CenterDenverUSA
  5. 5.Division of Experimental Endoscopic Surgery, Imaging, Minimally Invasive Therapy and Technology, Department of Obstetric and GynecologyVito Fazzi HospitalLecceItaly
  6. 6.Department of Obstetric and GynecologySanta Maria HospitalBariItaly

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