Cesarean section in the massively obese

Obstet Gynecol. 1978 Apr;51(4):509-10. doi: 10.1097/00006250-197804000-00027.


The case histories of 4 massively obese patients who underwent cesarean section are summarized. In all, a Pfannenstiel incision was made beneath the patient's huge panniculus, and a lower segment cesarean section was easily accomplished. There were no postoperative wound infections and all of the women had an essentially benign postoperative course.

MeSH terms

  • Cesarean Section / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Obesity / complications*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications*