caesarean section

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cesarean section

also caesarean section
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.]
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Caesarean section

(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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Caesarean section (CS) is one of the most common surgeries, performed all over the world by obstetricians and its incidence is increasing.
He added that one of the conference recommendations is to avoid pregnancy for 18 to 24 months after a caesarean section to avoid complications, such as caesarean scar ectopic pregnancy or miscarriages.
The caesarean section rate is increasing worldwide as there are numerous factors which contribute to decrease in vaginal birth after caesarean section and although repeat caesarean sections are associated with serious morbidity there are only a few studies which assess the risk of placenta praevia and accreta in repeat caesarean section.
A caesarean section is a surgical procedure that, when undertaken for medical reasons, can save the life of a woman and her baby.
Problems such as constipation, postoperative ileus, and abdominal distension may be seen in the gastrointestinal system due to the effect of anesthesia after abdominal surgery.5 For early return of bowel movements after caesarean section surgeries, applications such as oral hydration, early feeding14, and gum chewing9,13,15-21 are recommended in the postoperative period.
Is it advisable for a lady who has done Caesarean section before due to a very small pelvic to deliver by herself again?
Objective: To determine hemodynamic changes by using 0.75% and 0.50% hyperbaric bupivacaine for spinal anesthesia in caesarean section.
The number of births by caesarean section accounted for 42.3 percent of all births last year.
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).