transverse presentation


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presentation

 [prez″en-ta´shun]
that part of the fetus lying over the pelvic inlet; the presenting body part of the fetus. See also position and lie.
breech presentation presentation of the fetal buttocks, knees, or feet in labor; the feet may be alongside the buttocks (complete breech presentation); the legs may be extended against the trunk and the feet lying against the face (frank breech presentation); or one or both feet or knees may be prolapsed into the maternal vagina (incomplete breech presentation).
Breech presentation. From McKinney et al., 2000.
antigen presentation presentation of ingested antigens on the surface of macrophages near histocompatibility antigens; see also antigen presentation.
cephalic presentation presentation of any part of the fetal head in labor, whether the vertex, face, or brow.
compound presentation prolapse of one of the limbs of the fetus alongside the head in cephalic presentation or of one or both arms alongside a presenting breech at the beginning of labor.
footling presentation presentation of the fetus with one foot (single footling) or two feet (double footling) prolapsed into the maternal vagina.
funic presentation presentation of the umbilical cord in labor.
placental presentation placenta praevia.
shoulder presentation presentation with the fetal shoulder as the presenting part; see oblique lie and transverse lie.
transverse presentation transverse lie.
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 pre·sen·ta·tion

an abnormal presentation, neither head nor breech, in which the fetus lies transversely in the uterus across the axis of the parturient canal.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

trans·verse pre·sen·ta·tion

(trans-vĕrs' prez'ĕn-tā'shŭn)
An abnormal presentation, neither head nor breech, in which the fetus lies transversely in the uterus across the axis of the parturient canal.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Transverse presentation

The baby is laying side-ways across the cervix instead of head first.
Mentioned in: Cesarean Section
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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