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Cesarean section

  1. The uterus is exposed through the abdominal wall, and an incision is made in the uterine covering.
  2. The muscles of the uterus are separated, producinga hole for the delivery of the infant.
  3. The infant is delivered throughthe opening in the uterine wall, after which, the uterus is stitched closed.


Review Date: 9/12/2009
Reviewed By: Linda Vorvick, MD, Seattle Site Coordinator, Lecturer, Pathophysiology, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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