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caesarean section:

see cesarean sectioncesarean section
, delivery of an infant by surgical removal from the uterus through an abdominal incision. The operation is of ancient origin: indeed, the name derives from the legend that Julius Caesar was born in this fashion. Until advancements in the late 19th cent.
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Caesarean section

surgical incision through the abdominal and uterine walls in order to deliver a baby
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The most common indication for EMCS was two previous caesarian sections in labour (15%) one previous caesarian section in labour, PROM (12%), dystocia (10%), breech in labour (10%), pre-eclampsia (10%), foetal distress (8%) and IUGR, APH, eclampsia, failed induction in 5% each.
Only the rate for greater London - which includes the Portland Hospital where many celebrity mothers, including Victoria Beckham, give birth by Caesarian section - is higher than the Welsh figures.
2 per cent of women who gave birth at the turn of the century underwent a Caesarian section in Wales, compared with the UK average of 21.
A study by Gita Radhakrishnan et al2 had DDI of 122min for category 1 caesarian sections which is in contrast to standard time and in only 1.
During 2008, the University Hospital of North Tees had a caesarian section rate of 18% compared to 25% nationally.
Moreover uterine rupture was more common in patients with previous caesarian section, and patients mishandled by traditional birth attendants in year 2011 while in year 2001 obstructed labour in grand multigravida was the commonest cause of uterine rupture.