transverse 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.

trans·verse lie

that relationship in which the long axis of the fetus is transverse or at right angles to that of the mother.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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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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