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pelvimetry


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n. measurement of the four internal diameters of the pelvis (transverse, anteroposterior, left oblique, and right oblique) on an X-ray image or by means of CT or MR scanning. Pelvimetry may be used to determine if a vaginal delivery will be possible, but it is an unreliable predictor of obstetric outcome and its use is controversial.

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