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Cesarean section


Cesarean section, surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus, performed to deliver a baby. Usually done when a vaginal delivery is considered dangerous because the woman's pelvis is too narrow or the baby is in an abnormal position.

See also: Birth.

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