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Full term foetus. Coloured computed tomography (CT) scan of a full term (9-month-old) foetus in the abdomen of 41-year-old woman, taken just prior to giving birth. The child is in the birth position (cephalic presentation) with its head seen at centre. This image was taken to ascertain the dimensions of the mother's pelvis (centre left and right) in order to clarify the decision for a caesarean delivery.
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