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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]
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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)
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Objective: To compare the obstetric outcomes of cesarean section in women who had a history of four or more previous cesarean sections with those who had a history of two or three previous cesarean sections.
Educational and economic status, obesity and gestational age are risk factors for surgical site infections following cesarean sections.
The common indications for cesarean sections in our study repeat CS, CPD, malpresentation and failed trail of labour (table-2).
Graph 1 shows various indications of cesarean sections.
The report added that in the opinion of others, the increase is due to the fact that a number of hospitals and medical center owners encourage women to undergo Cesarean sections for financial gain.
A total no of 4901 cesarean sections with a primary section in 2649 women and repeat section in 2252 women were done in this period.
C1/4The number of cesarean sections being performed in Yemen has increased significantly in recent yearsC[degrees].
I have had two cesarean sections and now I am going to have a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
A very limited number of participants (n=38) had previous vaginal deliveries and one-fourth had had previous elective cesarean sections.
Among the developing countries, Brazil has one of the highest rates of cesarean sections in the world, which reached a high peak of 36.
Over time, multiple repeat cesarean sections can pose a hazard, either because the scar becomes weak and at risk of rupture or because the surgical intervention becomes very challenging.
Cesarean sections are often necessary to save a life of a child or mother, but far too many are performed for reasons of convenience rather than medicine.