extraperitoneal cesarean section


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extraperitoneal cesarean section

a method for surgically delivering a baby through an incision in the lower uterine segment without entering the peritoneal cavity. The uterus is approached through the paravesical space. This procedure is performed most often to prevent spread of infection from the uterus into the peritoneal cavity. It takes longer to perform than the low cervical or classic cesarean operation. Compare classic cesarean section, low cervical cesarean section. See also cesarean section.

extraperitoneal cesarean section

Surgical removal of the fetus, placenta, and membranes through an incision into the lowest portion of the anterior aspect of the uterus. This approach does not entail entering the peritoneal cavity.