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[Jurnalul de Chirurgie]
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Review Article

Cesarean Section: One of the Oldest and Controversial Surgical Procedures

Liliana Strat1, Alin Vasilescu2* and Victor Strat2

1Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital Cuza Vodă Iași, Romania

2Department of Surgery, St. Spiridon Hospital, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Gr. T. Popa Iasi, Romania

*Corresponding Author:
Vasilescu Alin
Department of Surgery
St Spiridon Hospital, Str. Independentei
No 1, Iasi, Romania
Tel/Fax: +40 (0) 21 82 72
[email protected]

Received Date: May 4, 2015; Accepted Date: May 20, 2015; Published Date: May 27, 2015

Citation: Strat L, Vasilescu A, Strat V. [Cesarean Section: One of the Oldest and Controversial Surgical Procedures] Journal of Surgery [Jurnalul de chirurgie]. 2015; 11(1): 51-53 doi:10.7438/1584-9341-11-1-10 [article in Romanian]

Copyright: © 2015 Strat L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


The idea of the possibility of childbirth in another route than natural still exists from mythology. The name derives from the Latin “caedere” – cut, sever. For many centuries, ever since the Roman Empire, the operation was performed only rarely and women who died in childbirth. Indications that cesarean would be performed even women are living since 1040 in Rabbi Gershon to Metz, Talmud's comment. In 1581 the first paper appears in France dedicated caesarean women live, but the first successful Caesarean operation are reported in France, only in 1689 from surgeon Jean Rulau, in Ireland 1748 from midwife Marie Donaly and in 1794 in Virginia (USA) from the country doctor Jesse Bennett. Mortality after cesarean on women living it was still very high. A significant decrease occurred in the 19th century it when decline spectacular after improvements are made of the operation. Mainly this is due to Frank E. Polin in US, Alfred Kehrer in Heidelberg, Max Sänger in Leipzig and Eduardo Porro in Milan. Their refinements of the technique were essential cesarean bringing a lot of one that is currently running. Classical caesarean is practiced today after Stark technique, method Joel Cohen. After a long and controversial trend for nearly two millennia, marked for centuries by almost prohibitive mortality, the current cesarean operation is a great success in perseverance deeply humanitarian attempts to save two lives, a mother and child.