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Were you looking for information on Cesarean Section? Caesarian section is a common misspelling of cesarean section.
 
A cesarean section is a surgery that is performed to remove the baby from the uterus. Approximately 1 million are performed each year in the United States. During the procedure, an incision is made in the abdomen (stomach) and uterus, and then the baby is removed from the opening.
 
Complications are possible, as with any surgery. Possibilities include infections, blood clots, and blood vessel damage. Such problems are more likely if a woman has diabetes, hepatitis, or sexually transmitted diseases, among other things. However, a cesarean section is typically a safe procedure.
 
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