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Abdominal surgical incisions for caesarean section

  1. Matthews Mathai1,*,
  2. G Justus Hofmeyr2,
  3. Namratha E Mathai3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004453.pub3


How to Cite

Mathai M, Hofmeyr GJ, Mathai NE. Abdominal surgical incisions for caesarean section. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD004453. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004453.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    World Health Organization, Department of Maternal; Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health, Geneva, Switzerland

  2. 2

    University of the Witwatersrand, University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa

  3. 3

    Chambésy, Switzerland

*Matthews Mathai, Department of Maternal; Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, Geneva, CH 1211, Switzerland. mathaim@who.int.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

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References to studies included in this review

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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to ongoing studies
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Berthet 1989 {published and unpublished data}
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Franchi 2002 {published data only (unpublished sought but not used)}
  • Franchi M, Ghezzi F, Raio L, Di Naro E, Miglierina M, Agosti M, et al. Joel-Cohen or Pfannenstiel incision at cesarean delivery: does it make a difference?. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica 2002;81:1040-6.
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Giacalone 2002 {published data only (unpublished sought but not used)}
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Mathai 2002 {published data only}

References to studies excluded from this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to ongoing studies
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Ansaloni 2001 {published data only}
  • Ansaloni L, Brundisini R, Morino G, Kiura A. Prospective, randomized, comparative study of Misgav-Ladach versus traditional cesarean section at Nazareth Hospital, Kenya. World Journal of Surgery 2001;25(9):1164-72.
Ayers 1987 {published data only}
Ayres-de-Campos 2000 {published data only}
Behrens 1997 {published data only}
  • Behrens D, Zimmerman S, Stoz F, Holzgreve W. Conventional versus cohen-stark: a randomised comparison of the two techniques for cesarean section. 20th Congress of the Swiss Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics; 1997 June; Lugano, Switzerland. 1997:14.
Bjorklund 2000 {published and unpublished data}
Dani 1998 {published and unpublished data}
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Darj 1999 {published and unpublished data}
Decavalas 1997 {published data only}
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Direnzo 2001 {published data only}
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Falls 1958 {published data only}
Ferrari 2001 {published data only}
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Franchi 1998 {published data only (unpublished sought but not used)}
  • Franchi M, Ghezzi F, Balestreri D, Beretta P, Maymon E, Miglierina M, et al. A randomized clinical trial of two surgical techniques for cesarean section. American Journal of Perinatology 1998;15(10):589-94.
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Gaucherand 2001 {published data only}
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Hagen 1999 {published data only}
  • Hagen A, Schmid O, Runkel S, Weitzel H, Hopp H. A randomized trial of two surgical techniques for cesarean section. European Journal Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 1999;86:S81.
Heimann 2000 {published data only (unpublished sought but not used)}
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Hohlagschwandtner {published data only}
Mahawerawat 2010 {published data only}
  • Mahawerawat S. Comparison of unintended uterine extension between cephalad-caudad and transverse blunt expansion techniques for low transverse cesarean delivery. Thai Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2010;18:120-5.
Meyer 1997 {published data only}
  • Meyer BA, Narain H, Morgan M, Jaekle RK. Comparison of electrocautery vs knife for elective cesarean in non-labored patients. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1997;176(1 Pt 2):S121.
Meyer 1998 {published data only}
  • Meyer BA, Narain H, Morgan M, Jaekle RK. Comparison of electrocautery vs knife for elective cesarean in labored patients. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1998;178(1 Pt 2):S80.
Moreira 2002 {published data only (unpublished sought but not used)}
  • Moreira P, Moreau JC, Faye ME, Ka S, Kane Gueye SM, Faye EO, et al. Classic and Misgav-Ladach cesarean: results of a comparative study [Comparaison de deux techniques de cesarienne: cesarienne classique versus cesarienne Misgav Ladach]. Journal de Gynecologie, Obstetrique et Biologie de la Reproduction 2002;31:572-6.
Oguz 1998 {published data only}
Redlich 2001 {published data only}
  • Redlich A, Koppe I. The "gentle caesarean section" - an alternative to the classical way of section. A prospective comparison between the classical technique and the method of Misgav Ladach ["Die sanfte Sectio" - Eine Alternative zur klassischen Sectiotechnik. Prospektiver Vergleich der klassischen Technik mit der Misgav-Ladach-Methode]. Zentralblatt fur Gynakologie 2001;123:638-43.
Wallin 1999 {published and unpublished data}
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Xavier 1999 {published data only}
  • Xavier P, Ayres-de-Campos D, Reynolds A, Guimaraes M, Santos C, Patricio B. A randomised trial of the misgav-ladach versus the classical technique for the caesarean section: preliminary results [abstract]. European Journal Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 1999;86:S28-S29.

References to ongoing studies

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to ongoing studies
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
CORONIS 2007 {published data only}
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  • The CORONIS Trial Collaborative Group. The CORONIS trial. International study of caesarean section surgical techniques: a randomised fractional, factorial trial. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2007;7:24.

Additional references

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to ongoing studies
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Alderdice 2003
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Higgins 2005
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Holmgren 1999
Joel-Cohen 1977
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Jokhan-Jacob 2004
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Kumar 1995
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References to other published versions of this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to ongoing studies
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Mathai 2006
  • Mathai M, Hofmeyr GJ. Abdominal surgical incisions for caesarean section. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 4. [DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004453]
Mathai 2007