transverse presentation

noun Obstetrics.

presentation in which the fetus is turned with its long axis across the mouth of the uterus, at right angles to the axis of the birth canal.
Also called crossbirth. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for transverse presentation

transverse presentation


An abnormal presentation during birth, neither head nor breech, in which the fetus is positioned transversely in the uterus across the axis of the birth canal.

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