Pfannenstiel Incision

A Pfannenstiel incision is one made across the lower abdomen just above the pubic bone in order to gain surgical access to the uterus (eg. for a Caesarean section) and bladder. The underlying muscles are separated in the direction of their fibres with minimal cutting.

Women's abdomen showing pfannenstiel incision

(Last modified: 8th Oct 2014)

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