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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 1995 Mar;48(3):273-6.

Evaluation of combinations of procedures in cesarean section.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Misgav Ladach General Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.



To evaluate a procedure for cesarean section, consisting of a number of surgical techniques adopted from various sources and further developed.


The principal elements of the cesarean section procedure followed were: the Joel-Cohen method for opening the abdomen, suturing the uterus in one layer, and non-closure of the visceral and parietal peritoneal layers. The postoperative recovery of women who underwent this procedure (JCl--group) was compared with that of women who had undergone a Pfannenstiel incision, in which the uterus is sutured in two layers, and both peritoneal layers sutured (Pf2++ group).


The incidence of postoperative febrile morbidity was 7.7% in the JCl--group compared with 19.8% in the Pf2++ group (P < 0.05). Adhesions were found in 6.3% of repeat operations after the JCl--operation compared with 28.8% after the Pf2++ operation (P < 0.05), and there was a non-significant trend toward fewer postoperative analgesics in the JCl--group.


The cesarean section procedure we have devised is not only safe, but has a lower risk of long- and short-term complications.

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