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May 7, 1932

CESAREAN UTERINE SUTURES: PASSED FROM THE VAGINA

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LOS ANGELES

JAMA. 1932;98(19):1635-1636. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730450029009
Abstract

On Oct. 21, 1931, at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, after a test of labor, a low cervical cesarean section was done, because of dystocia due to disproportion, on a primigravida, aged 28, in good general health. Bleeding was profuse, the placenta being located on the anterior aspect of the lower uterine segment. The uterine incision was closed with a first layer of interrupted number 2 chromic catgut sutures, a second layer of continuous number 2 chromic catgut locked suture to stop hemorrhage from the bleeding venous sinuses, and several interrupted sutures.

The daily elevations of temperature are shown in table 1.

There was slight tenderness in the region of the incision but no other abnormal manifestations were noted. The lochia was normal. On the eleventh day, which was the second day with a temperature of 98.6 F., the nurse reported that the patient had passed a large piece of

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