Management of face presentation, face and lip edema in a primary healthcare facility case report, Mbengwi, Cameroon

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dc.contributor.author Fomukong, Nzozone Henry
dc.contributor.author Edwin, Ngouagna
dc.contributor.author Edgar, Mandeng Ma Linwa
dc.contributor.author Nkfusai, Ngwayu Claude
dc.contributor.author Ijang, Yunga Patience
dc.contributor.author Bede, Fala
dc.contributor.author Shirinde, Joyce
dc.contributor.author Cumber, Samuel Nambile
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-19T08:07:21Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-19T08:07:21Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08
dc.description.abstract Face presentation is a rare unanticipated obstetric event characterized by a longitudinal lie and full extension of the foetal head on the neck with the occiput against the upper back . Face presentation occurs in 0.1-0.2% of deliveries but is more common in black women and in multiparous women. Studies have shown that 60 per cent of face presentations have one or more of the following risk factors: small fetus, large fetus, high parity, previous caesarean section (CS), contracted pelvis, fetopelvic disproportion, cord around the neck multiple pregnancy, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, polyhydramnios, uterine or nuchal cord anomaly. But 40 per cent of face presentations occur with none of these factors . A vaginal birth at term is possible only if the fetus is in the mentum anterior position. More than half of cases of face presentation are delivered by caesarean section. Newborn infants with face presentation usually have severe facial edema, facial bruising or ecchymosis. Repeated vaginal examination to assess the presenting part and the progress of labor may lead to bruises in the face as well as damage to the eyes. en_ZA
dc.description.department School of Health Systems and Public Health (SHSPH) en_ZA
dc.description.librarian pm2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Fomukong, N.H., Edwin, N., Edgar, M.M.L. et al. 2019, 'Management of face presentation, face and lip edema in a primary healthcare facility case report, Mbengwi, Cameroon', Pan African Medical Journal, vol. 33, art. 292, pp. 1-5. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1937-8688 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.11604/pamj.2019.33.292.18927.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/75808
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher African Field Epidemiology Network en_ZA
dc.rights © Nzozone Henry Fomukong et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0). en_ZA
dc.subject Face presentation en_ZA
dc.subject Cameroon en_ZA
dc.subject Face edema en_ZA
dc.subject Lip edema en_ZA
dc.subject Primary healthcare (PHC) en_ZA
dc.title Management of face presentation, face and lip edema in a primary healthcare facility case report, Mbengwi, Cameroon en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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