Definition of Cesarean section

1. Noun. The delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way).

Definition of Cesarean section

1. Noun. (U.S. medicine) (alternative spelling of Caesarean section) ¹

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Medical Definition of Cesarean section

1. A surgical procedure that involves the delivery of the foetus through an abdominal incision. C-sections account for about 1/5 of all births in the us. Indications include: failure to progress, foetal distress, cephalopelvic disproportion (baby's too big for birth canal), placenta previa, placental abruption, placental insufficiency, breech baby, active genital herpes, multiple gestation, preeclampsia and excessive scarring from previous surgeries. The average hospital stay is about 4 days. The maternal death rate with C-section is three times higher than with natural delivery. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cesarean Section

cervix dentis
cervix dysplasia
cervix incompetence
cervix of the axon
cervix vesicae urinariae
cesarean delivery
cesarean hysterectomy
cesarean operation
cesarean sections
cesium 137
cesium chloride
cesium chloride gradient centrifugation

Literary usage of Cesarean section

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1. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine: Being an Encyclopedic Collection of by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1900)
"However, Pliny says that Scipio Africanus was the first and Manlius the second of the Romans who owed their lives to the operation of cesarean section ; in ..."

2. Case Studies from the Quality Improvement Support System by David H. Gustafson (1998)
"cesarean section Utilization—Reducing Rates and Improving ... This evaluation prompted one hospital to study its cesarean section rate in light of the fact ..."

3. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1921)
"'"РНЕ late effects of cesarean section are of importance from several A ... A repetition of the cesarean section not only permits observations on the ..."

4. Obstetrics for nurses by Joseph Bolivar De Lee (1922)
"cesarean section.—This operation does not take its name from ... The first authentic cesarean section on the living was performed about three hundred years ..."

5. Principles and practice of obstetrics by Joseph Bolivar De Lee (1918)
"CHAPTER LXXII cesarean section CESAREAN section is the removal of the child from the uterus ... The in cesarean section, therefore, is really a redundancy. ..."

6. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1905)
"Any man who had made vaginal cesarean section had probably found it a ... About seventy-eight cases of conservative vaginal cesarean section had been ..."

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