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Dührssen incisions

Pronunciation: der'sen

Definition: three surgical incisions of an incompletely dilated cervix, corresponding roughly to 2-, 6-, and 10-o'clock, used as a means of effecting immediate delivery of the fetus when there is an entrapped head during a breech delivery.

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