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Vacuum Extraction, Obstetrical MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Vacuum Extraction, Obstetrical
Tree Number(s)
E04.520.252.875.970
Unique ID
D014620
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014620
Scope Note
Removal of the fetus from the uterus or vagina at or near the end of pregnancy with a metal traction cup that is attached to the fetus' head. Negative pressure is applied and traction is made on a chain passed through the suction tube. (From Stedman, 26th ed & Dorland, 28th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Delivery, Vacuum Extraction
Vacuum Extraction, Obstetric
NLM Classification #
WQ 415
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under EXTRACTION, OBSTETRICAL 1975-90
Online Note
search EXTRACTION, OBSTETRICAL 1966-74
History Note
91(75); was see under EXTRACTION, OBSTETRICAL 1975-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2002/07/03
Vacuum Extraction, Obstetrical Preferred
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