Much study has been devoted to the scars that follow classic cesarean sections, and of the numerous reports only nine concern themselves with intact scars. As far as we know, no one has reported a study of the scars that result from cervical cesarean sections. In a recent issue of the Zeitschrift für Geburtshülfe und Gynäkologie1 is a histologic report of a uterus which had been subjected to two cervical cesarean sections and was removed at the end of the third pregnancy. We therefore present the results of our investigation.
At the Chicago Lying-In Hospital, 731 low, cervical cesarean sections (laparotrachelotomies) have been performed during the period from Feb. 5, 1915, to June 1, 1928. Of this number, ninety-three were repeated operations. Seventy-six patients had two, seven patients had three, and one patient had four operations. These repeated cesarean sections were performed from eleven months to seven and one-half