|Published: October 26, 2010|
|Revised: November 5, 2012|
A Caesarean section, also known as C-section, is a surgical procedure in which incisions are made through a mother's abdomen (laparotomy) and uterus (hysterotomy) to deliver one or more babies. It is usually performed when a vaginal delivery would put the baby's or mother's life or health at risk, although in recent times it has been also performed upon request for childbirths that could otherwise have been natural. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that the rate of Caesarean sections should not exceed 15% in any country. This programme includes narrated surgical video of the procedure as well as interactive case exercises and a brief self-assessment.
Authors: Richard Adanu, Cary Engleberg
Institutions: University of Ghana, University of Michigan
Remixes of this Module: Caesarean Section - Adaptation, St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College