Cesarean techniques in cases with one previous cesarean delivery: comparison of modified Misgav-Ladach and Pfannenstiel–Kerr

Abstract

To compare the effectiveness of the Pfannenstiel–Kerr method (PKM) or modified Misgav-Ladach method (MMLM) in previous cesarean sections (C/Ss). Hundred and fifteen gravidas were included with previous one C/S, using either a PKM or MMLM. Demographic characteristics, operative outcomes, surgical complications, and neonatal outcomes were compared in two groups. The mean operative time (18.0 ± 3.5 vs. 23.5 ± 5.7 min; p < 0.0001) and mean extraction time (90.1 ± 41.2 vs. 208.1 ± 79.1 s; p < 0.0001) were significantly shorter in the MMLM group than the PKM group. Postoperative recovery (mobilization, normalization of bowel function, need for analgesics, time to oral feeding, and intra-operative blood loss) was similar between the MMLM and PKM groups. The MMLM appears to be a faster alternative to PKM for previous C/Ss, with similar results as in previous studies with primary CSs.

DOI: 10.1007/s00404-010-1428-y

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@article{Gedikbasi2010CesareanTI, title={Cesarean techniques in cases with one previous cesarean delivery: comparison of modified Misgav-Ladach and Pfannenstiel–Kerr}, author={Ali Gedikbasi and Alpaslan Akyol and Volkan Ulker and Dogukan Yildirim and Oğuz Alp Arslan and Erbil Karaman and Yavuz Ceylan}, journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics}, year={2010}, volume={283}, pages={711-716} }