longitudinal lie


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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

lon·gi·tu·di·nal lie

that relationship in which the long axis of the fetus is longitudinal and roughly parallel to the long axis of the mother; the presenting part may be either the head or the breech.
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lon·gi·tu·di·nal lie

(lon'ji-tū'di-năl lī)
That relationship in which the long axis of the fetus is longitudinal and roughly parallel to the long axis of the mother; the presenting part may be either the head or the breech.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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