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Zentralbl Gynakol. 2001 Nov;123(11):638-43.

[The "gentle caesarean section" - an alternative to the classical way of sectio. A prospective comparison between the classical technique and the method of Misgav Ladach].

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  • 1Universitätsfrauenklinik, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg.



A new technical variant of caesarean section was described a few years ago, which is characterised by blunt surgical preparation and simplified seam technique. A prospective investigation compared the differences in the surgery and postoperative process as well as the rate of complications between this Misgav Ladach method and the conventional technique of Sectio. The individual postoperative well-being of the women was recorded by visual analog scales. -


Women, whom realize the including criterias (first caesarean section, >/= 32. week of pregnancy, one baby), were examined in this study over one year: 105 patients operated with the Misgav Ladach method and 67 conventionally operated patients. The patients were randomized in a function of the first letter of the surname (A-K: Misgav-Ladach method; L-Z: classical technique). -


The surgical time from the cut to the seam was significantly shorter (29.8 vs. 49.3 min; p < 0,001) in the Misgav Ladach group. There were no differences between the two methods in the rate of postoperative complications. The febrile morbidity was equivalent in both groups (7.6 % vs. 9 %), likewise the frequency of postoperative hematomas (3.8 % vs. 3 %). The postoperative period with consumption of analgetics was significantly longer in the group of conventionally operated patients (1.9 d vs. 2.4 d; p < 0.01). The postoperative presentness was estimated significantly better (p < 0,.01) by the patients of the Misgav ladach group - probably caused by the significantly earlier mobilization (p < 0.05). -


The surgical technique described by Misgav and Ladach allows a safe execution of the caesarean section and represents an alternative to the conventional method. The duration of operation (cut-seam-time) was significantly shorter. The technique of less traumatising of tissue caused a significantly earlier mobilisation and a significantly shorter requirement of analgetics. The women estimated her postoperative physical condition as better.

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