Term: Caesarean Section / Cesarean Section (C-Section)

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2008-11-14


A procedure in which a baby, rather than being born vaginally, is surgically extracted (removed) from the uterus.

NOTE: In MCHP research, the word caesarean has also been spelled cesarean and caesarian. In the Concept Dictionary and Glossary, all these spellings have been modified to "caesarean", to assist in the search functionality.

For a list of ICD and CCI procedure codes used to identify c-sections over time, please see the Caesarean Section / Cesarean Section (C-Section) concept.

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