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TECHNICAL ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 358-361

Uterine Closure in Cesarean Delivery: A New Technique


1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Air Force Hospital, Gorakhpur, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Air Force Hospital, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Navneet Magon
Obstetrician-Gynecologist & Endoscopic Surgeon, Head of Department, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Air Force Hospital,Kanpur - 208 004, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1947-2714.99519

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Fear of scar rupture is one of risks involved in a post caesarean pregnancy. This had led to an increased rate of repeat cesarean delivery in today's times. Closure of the uterine incision is a key step in cesarean section, and it is imperative that an optimal surgical technique be employed for closing a uterine scar. This technique should be able to withstand the stress of subsequent labor. In the existing techniques of uterine closure, single or double layer, correct approximation of the cut margins, that is, decidua-to-decidua, myometrium to myometrium, serosa to serosa is not guaranteed. Also, there are high chances of inter surgeon variability. It was felt that if a suturing technique which ensures correct approximation of all the layers mentioned above with nil or minimal possibility of inter operator variability existed, there will not be any thinning of lower segment caesarean section (LSCS). Further, a scarred uterus repaired in this manner will be able to withstand the stress of labor in future. We hereby report a new technique for uterine closure devised by us, which incorporates a continuous modified mattress suture technique as a modification of the existing surgical technique of uterine closure.


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