Surgical technique to avoid bladder flap formation during cesarean section

Malvasi, Antonio and Tinelli, Andrea and Gustapane, Sarah and Mazzone, Eleonora and Cavallotti, Carlo and Stark, Michael Jr and Bettocchi, Stefano (2011) Surgical technique to avoid bladder flap formation during cesarean section. Il giornale di chirurgia, 32 (11/12). pp. 498-503. ISSN 1971-145X

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Cesarean section (CS) is now the most common major surgical procedure performed on women worldwide. A CS can be performed by either suturing or not suturing of the visceral peritoneum. Creation of the bladder flap is an integral step of the standard cesarean section. The bladder flap is made by superficially incising and dissecting the peritoneal lining to separate the urinary bladder from the lower uterine segment. It’s still debated whether the formation of bladder flap is advantageous or not. If the uterine incision is made slightly above the vesicouterine peritoneal fold, the loose connective tissue between the uterus and the urinary bladder allows spontaneous descent of the bladder. Evidence on the role of the bladder flap in cesarean section is very limited. At present, it remains to be established whether there is any advantage in dissecting the bladder from the lower uterine segment during cesarean section.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cesarean section - Bladder flap - Laparoscopy - Complications
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.4 Chirurgia secondo il Sistema e Regioni
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2016 15:10
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 15:10

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