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Pfannenstiel's incision

noun Pfan·nen·stiel's incision \ˈ(p)fän-ən-ˌs(h)tēlz-, ˈfan-\

Medical Definition of PFANNENSTIEL'S INCISION

:  a long horizontal abdominal incision made below the line of the pubic hair and above the mons veneris down to and through the sheath of the rectus abdominus muscles but not the muscles themselves which are separated in the direction of their fibers—called also bikini incision

Biographical Note for PFANNENSTIEL'S INCISION

Pfan·nen·stiel \ˈpfän-ən-ˌshtēl\ Hermann Johann (1862–1909), German gynecologist. Pfannenstiel's incision was publicly introduced in an article published in 1900.

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