oa South African Medical Journal - Wound healing and wound disruption

Volume 41, Issue 13
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The incidence of a major degree of wound dehiscence following 7,645 caesarean sections performed during the 5-year period 1960-1964 in the University of Natal's Obstetric Unit at King Edward VIII Hospital was found to be 0�27% (21 cases), This figure compares favourably with an incidence of 0�22% - 5�8% found in the literature.

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