A transverse incision through the external sheath of the recti muscles, about an inch above the pubes. It follows natural folds of the skin and curves over mons pubis in such a way that the pubic hairs cover the cicatrix.
- H. J. Pfannenstiel:
Ueber die Vortheile des suprasymphysären Fascienquerschnitts für die gynäkologischen Koeliotomien.
[Volkmann’s] Sammlung klinischer Vorträge, Leipzig, 1900, n F. 268 (Gynäk. Nr. 97), 1735-1756.
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