OBSTETRIC & GYNECOLOGIC SURGERY (chapter 15)

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Describe the PFANNENSTIEL INCISION

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The PFANNENSTIEL INCISION has become popular in the past decade for cosmetic reasons. This is particularly true in younger women having surgery for benign gynecologic and pelvic problems. If properly placed, it is generally concealed by regrowth of pubic hair. The purpose of the technique is to provide a cosmetic incision for pelvic surgery. Any cut between the umbilicus and the symphysis pubis.

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