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What are examples of incisions for c sections?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Pfannenstiel/Kerr.

The most common type of skin incision for a cesarean section is called pfannenstiel - aka bikini cut.
The most common type of uterine incision for a cesarean section is called kerr (lower uterine transverse). More unusual skin incisions include the midline vertical and the right paramedian vertical. Less usual uterine incisions include the kroenig (lower uterine vertical) and classical cesareans.

In brief: Pfannenstiel/Kerr.

The most common type of skin incision for a cesarean section is called pfannenstiel - aka bikini cut.
The most common type of uterine incision for a cesarean section is called kerr (lower uterine transverse). More unusual skin incisions include the midline vertical and the right paramedian vertical. Less usual uterine incisions include the kroenig (lower uterine vertical) and classical cesareans.
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Dr. David Doucette
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Several

There are two main incision areas, the skin and the uterus.
Skin incisions are classified as transverse and vertical. The low transverse ones are called pfannenstiel incisions. On the uterus, there are also three main types, low transverse, low vertical, and classical.

In brief: Several

There are two main incision areas, the skin and the uterus.
Skin incisions are classified as transverse and vertical. The low transverse ones are called pfannenstiel incisions. On the uterus, there are also three main types, low transverse, low vertical, and classical.
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