Abdominal hysterectomy incisions

MY00501, MY00163_IM03924-w7_abdominal_incisionthu.jpg During abdominal hysterectomy, your surgeon makes a vertical or a horizontal incision in your lower abdomen. A vertical incision (left) gives the surgeon greater access to your pelvis. A horizontal incision (right) follows your skin's natural lines, usually leaving a thinner scar.
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