Pfannenstiel's incision

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A transverse incision through the external sheath of the recti muscles, about an inch above the pubes

Description

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.

Bibliography

  • 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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