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Is a C-section a laparotomy operation?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Yes
A laparotomy is an incision into the abdominal wall to directly access the abdominal cavity.
The uterus is in the abdominal cavity, so a csection requires a laparotomy. However, the incision is usually performed in the bikini line; exploratory laparotomy incisions are usually made in the midline.

In brief: Yes
A laparotomy is an incision into the abdominal wall to directly access the abdominal cavity.
The uterus is in the abdominal cavity, so a csection requires a laparotomy. However, the incision is usually performed in the bikini line; exploratory laparotomy incisions are usually made in the midline.
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