Abdominal Wall Incision - Pfannenstiel
This course provides you the practical knowledge for an individual surgical procedure.
- a clear understanding of the steps to be taken to execute the procedure;
- seen an example of how the procedure is executed;
- a clear understanding of all anatomical structures encountered during the procedure;
- seen an example of how the anatomical structures look within the setting of the procedure.
Step by step
Abdominal cavity approach
Mark the landmarks: the pubic symphysis, the anterior superior iliac spine and the umbilicus.
Incise the skin horizontally approximately two fingers-breadth above the pubic symphysis. Make the incision approximately from one superficial epigastric artery to the other; about 8–12 cm in length.
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