Pfannenstiel incision

noun
Pfan·​nen·​stiel incision | \ ˈ(p)fän-ən-ˌs(h)tēl-, ˈfan- \
variants: also Pfannenstiel's incision \ -​s(h)tēlz-​ \

Medical Definition of Pfannenstiel 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 abdominis muscles but not the muscles themselves which are separated in the direction of their fibers The presence of a Pfannenstiel incision is common in many of these patients because of a previous cesarean section or pelvic surgery … — Edward L. Felix, Mastery of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery, 3rd edition, 2009

called also bikini incision

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“Pfannenstiel incision.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Pfannenstiel%20incision. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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