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distocia, distokia
Birth of a second child.

Fetal causes: Large size of the fetus usually causes this condition. Other factors are malpositions of the fetus (transverse, face, brow, breech, or compound presentation), abnormalities of the fetus (hydrocephalus, tumors of the neck or abdomen, hydrops), and multiple pregnancy (interlocked twins).

Dystocia generally can be detected by vaginal examination, ultrasound, and external pelvimetry before the patient goes into labor.