caesarean section


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

cesarean section

also caesarean section
n.
A surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus, performed to deliver a fetus.

[From the traditional belief that Julius Caesar(or his eponymous ancestor) was born by this operation.]

Caesarean section

n
(Surgery) a surgical incision through the abdominal and uterine walls in order to deliver a baby
[C17: from the belief that Julius Caesar was so delivered, the name allegedly being derived from caesus, past participle of caedere to cut]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Caesarean section - the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)caesarean section - the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)
obstetrical delivery, delivery - the act of delivering a child
hysterotomy - surgical incision into the uterus (as in cesarean section)
References in periodicals archive ?
According to National Family and Health Survey (NFHS 4) released in 2015-16, the percentage of births by caesarean section in private health facilities in Delhi was 42.
Data had been collected for demographic and maternal variables, placenta previa, history of previous lower segment caesarean section (LSCS), complications associated with placenta previa and techniques used to control blood loss were recorded.
As late marriage has become a social trend, the age of women becoming pregnant and giving birth went up and many older women choose to undergo caesarean section.
With full implementation of the two-child policy, a significant increase in the number of pregnant women with a history of caesarean section was noted.
A rising caesarean section rate combined with substandard surgery and postoperative care are believed to be the main reasons for the recent increases in maternal deaths from bleeding during and after caesarean section (BDACS) in South Africa (SA).
Multiple repeat caesarean section in the UK: incidence and consequences to mother and child.
Caesarean section is the removal of the foetus through an incision on the abdominal wall and the intact uterus.
Objective: To determine the risk factors for surgical site infection in women undergoing lower segment caesarean section and to compare the frequency of identified risk factors for surgical site infection among women undergoing elective and emergency caesarean section.
in 1990/91, just over 12% of deliveries were by Caesarean section.
The present study was designed to compare the effect of early oral feeding versus delayed oral feeding after uncomplicated caesarean section in terms of time to return to bowel movement, to regular diet, duration of intravenous fluids and hospital stay and post operative gastrointestinal effects.
Caesarean section is one of the most common surgeries in the world, with rates continuing to rise, particularly in high- and middle-income countries.
When medically justified, a caesarean section can effectively prevent maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity.