Pfannenstiel incision


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Pfan·nen·stiel in·ci·sion

(fahn'ĕn-shtēl),
an incision made transversely, and through the external sheath of the recti muscles, about 1 inch above the pubes, the muscles being separated at the midline in the direction of their fibers.

Pfannenstiel incision

Surgery A transverse curved abdominal incision with downward convexity, above the symphysis pubis; the PI passes through the skin, superficial fascia, and aponeurosis, and exposes the pyramidalis and rectus muscles, which are separated at the midline, after which the peitoneum is opened vertically Used for Abdominal hysterectomy

Pfan·nen·stiel in·ci·sion

(fahn'ĕn-shtēl in-sizh'ŭn)
An incision made transversely, and through the external sheath of the recti muscles, about an inch above the pubes, the muscles being separated at the midline in the direction of their fibers.

Pfannenstiel,

Hermann Johann, German gynecologist, 1862-1909.
Pfannenstiel incision - an incision made transversely and through the external sheath of the recti muscles, about an inch above the pubes.
Pfannenstiel transverse approach
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