Rotation of the uterus to obtain a lower transverse incision in the posterior wall in a cesarean section: a case report and literature review
To demonstrate that cesarean section with a transverse incision at the lower posterior wall of the uterus is suitable for some special obstetric cases.
A 35-year-old primigravida with a previous surgical history of laparoscopic myomectomy underwent elective cesarean section at 39 weeks and 2 days of gestation. During surgery, there were severe pelvic adhesions and engorged vessels on the anterior wall. Considering safety, we rotated the uterus 180 degrees and made a lower transverse incision on the posterior wall. The infant was healthy and the patient had no complications.
A low transverse incision in the posterior uterine wall is safe and effective when the incision of the anterior wall encounters a dilemma, especially in patients with severe pelvic adhesions. We recommended this approach should be done in selected cases.