transverse lie


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Related to transverse lie: oblique lie, longitudinal lie

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.

trans·verse lie

that relationship in which the long axis of the fetus is transverse or at right angles to that of the mother.

transverse lie

Shoulder presentation Obstetrics A non-cephalic, non-breech position, in which the fetus's long axis is perpendicular to that of the mother's; TLs occur in 1:300 births, due to lower uterine obstruction–eg, placenta previa, intrauterine leiomyomas or an ovarian tumor in the cul-de-sac, or in a multiparous uterus with a lax wall Management C-section, less commonly, gentle external version, if the membranes have not ruptured; risks of an internal version are unacceptably high and rarely performed

trans·verse lie

(trans-vĕrs' lī)
That relationship in which the long axis of the fetus is transverse or at right angles to that of the mother.
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The patients presented with transverse lie (2%), breech presentation (13%).
P/A-uterus was 34 weeks with a live intra uterine pregnancy with transverse lie and the uterus was relaxed.
It was noted that a history of previous caesarean section was among 53 (53%), Breech presentation 07 (07%), Transverse lie 0 8 (08%), P/V bleeding with chorionitis 06 (06%), Placenta Previa 08 (08%), Contracted Pelvic 04 (04%) and Fetal distress was noted among 14(14%) patients who were studied.
CASE REPORT: A 23 year old primigravida at 39 weeks of gestation was admitted to the department on December 2, 2012, in routine hours with transverse lie with oligohydramnios.

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