Caesarean section

a surgical operation for delivering a baby through the abdominal wall. The operation most commonly performed is lower uterine segment Caesarean section (LUSCS), carried out through a transverse incision in the lower portion of the uterus. Classical Caesarean section, in which the upper segment of the uterus is incised vertically, is now rarely performed. In addition to its use in cases of obstructed labour, malpresentation (breech, brow, and shoulder), and in severe antepartum haemorrhage, Caesarean section is being performed increasingly when the baby is at risk and is exhibiting signs of distress. Because of improved techniques in perinatal care, particularly of the preterm baby, the operation may be performed, if necessary, as soon as the child is viable.

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  • caesarean section — n. (Surg.), the operation of taking a child from the womb by cutting through the walls of the abdomen and uterus; so called because Julius C[ae]sar is reported to have been brought into the world by such an operation; called also {caesarean}. Syn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caesarean section — caesarean UK [sɪˈzeərɪən] / US [sɪˈzerɪən] or caesarean section UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms caesarean : singular caesarean plural caesareans a medical operation in which a baby is born by being removed from a woman s body… …   English dictionary

  • Caesarean section — or caesarean section n. [also c s ] CESAREAN (SECTION) * * * …   Universalium

  • Caesarean section — or caesarean section n. [also c s ] CESAREAN (SECTION) …   English World dictionary

  • Caesarean section — ► NOUN ▪ a surgical operation for delivering a child by cutting through the wall of the mother s abdomen. ORIGIN from the story that Julius Caesar was delivered by this method …   English terms dictionary

  • caesarean section — n. also: caesarean 1) to do, perform a caesarean section on 2) (misc.) to be delivered by caesarean section * * * perform a caesarean section on (misc.) to be delivered by caesarean section to do caesarean section …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Caesarean section — a surgical operation for delivering a baby through the abdominal wall. The operation most commonly performed is lower uterine segment Caesarean section (LUSCS), carried out through an incision (usually transverse) in the lower segment of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Caesarean section — noun Caesarean section is used before these nouns: ↑delivery …   Collocations dictionary

  • caesarean section — noun the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way) • Syn: ↑cesarean delivery, ↑caesarean delivery, ↑caesarian delivery, ↑cesarean section, ↑cesarian… …   Useful english dictionary

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