Naegele obliquity

Nägele's obliquity is the presentation of the anterior parietal bone to the birth canal during vaginal delivery with the biparietal diameter being oblique to the brim of the pelvis.[1] The synonym for this presentation is anterior asynclitism.[2] It was first described in 1777 by German Karl Nägele.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Naegele obliquity | definition of Naegele obliquity by Medical dictionary". Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  2. ^ "Anterior asynclitism definition |". Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  3. ^ The American Illustrated Medical Dictionary. W.B. Saunders Company. 1916. p. 694; digitized by The Ohio State University
  4. ^ Mosby's Medical Dictionary. 2016. p. 1191. ISBN 9780323414258.