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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 edema leads to increase in size of fetus two to three times the normal causing obstructive dystocia and has to be delivered by ceasarean section in canines, whereas fetotomy techniques are used in sheep and cattle.
[5] Specifically, suboptimally managed acute pain during the immediate postoperative period is a risk factor in the development of chronic pelvic pain after ceasarean section. One of the principles of the prevention of chronic pain is optimal management of acute pain.
Because of the way the babies were lying, doctors at George Elliot Hospital, Nuneaton, decided to carry out a ceasarean section.