oblique lie


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lie

 [li]
the relationship of the long axis of the fetus to that of the mother; see also presentation.
longitudinal lie a situation in which the long axis of the fetus is parallel to that of the mother; in presentation, either the head or breech presents first.
oblique lie a situation in which the long axis of the fetal body crosses that of the maternal body at an angle close to 45 degrees; in presentation, the shoulder usually presents first, but the arm or part of the trunk may also come first.
transverse lie a situation in which the long axis of the fetus is transverse to that of the mother; see illustration.

ob·lique lie

that relationship in which the long axis of the fetus crosses the maternal axis at an angle other than a right angle.

ob·lique pre·sen·ta·tion

(ō-blēk' prez'ĕn-tā'shŭn)
A fetal presentation in which the long axis of the fetus is oblique (i.e., slanted) with respect to the long axis of the mother.
Synonym(s): oblique lie.