A surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus, performed to deliver a fetus.
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How to use cesarean section in a sentence
The surgical risks of a fifth cesarean section also cannot be downplayed.
Even gorier are the flashback scenes when Aristotle attends his physician father for a cesarean section and trepanation.
After a cesarean section there is more or less danger of rupture at the scar in other labors.
If the convalescence after the cesarean section already done has been abnormal, the prognosis for rupture is not good.
He narcotized her, took her in a train to a hospital, delivered her by cesarean section, and saved her and the child.
Hofmeier compiled 194 cases of transperitoneal cervical cesarean section with three deaths.
The ordinary practitioner, however, is utterly unfitted to do a cesarean section of any kind.
Cultural definitions for Cesarean section
Childbirth by surgical removal of the fetus through an incision made in the wall of the abdomen and in the uterus, usually used as an alternative when natural delivery through the vagina is considered risky. The number of Cesarean sections in the United States has increased sharply in recent years, causing concern among patients, surgeons, and insurers.
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