Definition of Abdominal delivery

1. 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).


Medical Definition of Abdominal delivery

1. A obstetric procedure that involves the delivery of the foetus through an abdominal incision. Cesarian sections account for about one fifth of all births in the us. Indications include: failure to progress, foetal distress, cephalopelvic disproportion (baby's too big for birth canal), placenta previa, placental abruption, placental insufficiency, breech baby, active genital herpes, multiple gestation, preeclampsia and excessive scarring from previous surgeries. The average hospital stay is about 4 days. The maternal death rate with cesarian section is three times higher than with natural delivery. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abdominal Delivery

abdominal-thrust maneuvers
abdominal abscess
abdominal actinomycosis
abdominal adhesions
abdominal angina
abdominal aorta
abdominal aortic aneurysm
abdominal aortic plexus
abdominal apoplexy
abdominal ballottement
abdominal breathing
abdominal cavities
abdominal cavity
abdominal dropsy
abdominal evisceration
abdominal external oblique muscle
abdominal fibromatosis
abdominal fin
abdominal fins
abdominal fistula
abdominal guarding
abdominal hernia
abdominal hysterotomy
abdominal injuries
abdominal internal oblique muscle

Literary usage of Abdominal delivery

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1. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1908)
"Seuffert quotes Lange's cases of abdominal delivery, following the death of the mother, as 141 cases, with 3 living children; Schwarz, 107 cases, ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1922)
"Broadly speaking, the indications for abdominal delivery may be classed as those that are absolute and those that are relative. ..."

3. Principles and practice of obstetrics by Joseph Bolivar De Lee (1918)
"The relative indication, speaking broadly, will exist when the accoucheur df- cides that the abdominal delivery offers better chances for both mother and ..."

4. Practical midwifery by Edward Reynolds (1892)
"Prognosis of abdominal delivery.—The prognosis of all of the forms of abdominal delivery varies so greatly with the conditions of the individual case that ..."

5. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1919)
"We are in a position now to say that, in certain types of cases, abdominal delivery, under a local anesthetic, offers the safest means of terminating ..."

6. Transactions by Homoeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York (1879)
"Being an unnatural process, the abdominal delivery is hazardous to mother and child. For the mother, because of her highly wrought parturient state, ..."

7. Oxford Loose-leaf Surgery by F. F. Burghard, Allen Buckner Kanavel (1921)
"It is not alone, "Shall we perform caesarean section in this case?" but, "Given the indication for abdominal delivery, what kind of section shall we perform ..."

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