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Messalli E. M., Cobellis L., Pierno G.
Background. The aim of this paper is to compare cesarean section according to Stark to cesarean section according to conventional technique in order to evaluate advantages and limits.
Methods. Place: Second University of Study of Naples, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, during the period from March 1996 to March 1999. Patients: One undred and two cesarean sections according to Stark were performed. These interventions have been compared with others performed, during the same period, according to the conventional technique. Intervention: Comparison bet-ween cesarean section according to Stark and cesarean section according to conventional technique.
Results. For each case, several parameters have been compared: extraction time, total time, number of suture threads, canalization time, blood loss and fetal Apgar.
Conclusions. Cesarean section according to Stark is an evolution of the conventional surgical technique, which can be applied for particular indications such as maternal, fetal and anesthesiologic conditions.