oblique lie


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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.

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.
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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.
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