Preventing a surgical complication during cesarean delivery in a morbidly obese patient : A simple apparatus to retract the abdominal panniculus

Viegas, Claire Maria and Viegas, O. A. C. (2006) Preventing a surgical complication during cesarean delivery in a morbidly obese patient : A simple apparatus to retract the abdominal panniculus. MedGenMed Medscape General Medicine, 8 (1). p. 2. ISSN 1531-0132

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Official URL: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/518147_2

Abstract

Obesity is no longer just a "Western" problem, as evidenced by an increase in prevalence of up to 75% in parts of the developing world. It is important to transfer experience from the developed world to developing countries in an attempt to prepare for the inevitable health and economic problems. This case report highlights an unusual intraoperative complication that has medical and medico-legal implications. A simple apparatus designed to retract the panniculus of an obese patient might reduce complications when performing abdominal surgery in such cases.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:EMTREE drug terms: oxytocin Abdominal surgery, Adult, Article, Case report, Cesarean section, Decubitus, Developing country, Equipment design, Experience, Female, Health economics, Human, Labor induction, Medicolegal aspect, Morbid obesity, Peritoneum, Postoperative complication, Prevalence, Surgical equipment, Surgical technique, Western Hemisphere, Wound care, Abdominal subcutaneous fat, Instrumentation, Peroperative complication, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complication, Adult, Cesarean Section, Female, Humans, Intraoperative Complications, Obesity, Morbid, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Subcutaneous Fat, Abdominal
Subjects:R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
ID Code:3721
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:18 Mar 2015 12:40
Last Modified:18 Mar 2015 12:40

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