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of 'Cesarean delivery: Surgical technique'

[Comparative study of Pfannenstiel's incision and transverse abdominal incision in gynecologic and obstetric surgery].
Berthet J, Peresse JF, Rosier P, Racinet C
Presse Med. 1989;18(29):1431.
The ease of execution and the post-operative quality of 2 types of incision commonly performed in pelvic surgery were compared in a prospective randomised study: Pfannenstiel's incision was used in 59 patients and Mouchel's low transverse abdominal incision (LTA) in 60 patients. Results were evaluated 8 days and 3 months after the operation. There was no difference in immediate post-operative results between these two groups of patients. At the 3 month examination, hypoaesthesia of the skin was less frequent in patients who had been operated upon through the LTA incision. The authors conclude that the transmuscular incision is innocuous.
Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique, Hôpital Sud, CHU, Echirolles, Grenoble.