Emmet operation


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trach·e·lor·rha·phy

(trak'ĕ-lōr'ă-fē),
Repair by suture of a laceration of the cervix uteri.
Synonym(s): Emmet operation
[trachelo- + G. rhaphē, suture]

trach·e·lor·rha·phy

(trā'kĕ-lōr'ă-fē)
Repair by suture of a laceration of the cervix uteri.
Synonym(s): Emmet operation.
[trachelo- + G. rhaphē, suture]

Emmet operation

(em′ĕt)
[Thomas A. Emmet, U.S. gynecologist, 1828–1919]
1. Uterine trachelorrhaphy (i.e., suturing of a torn uterine cervix).
2. Suturing of a lacerated perineum.
3. Conversion of a sessile submucous tumor of the uterus into a pedunculated one.

Additional procedures attributed to Emmet, such as repair of prolapsed uterus and creation of a vesicovaginal fistula, have been superseded by more modern procedures.

Emmet,

Thomas A., U.S. gynecologist, 1828-1919.
Emmet forceps
Emmet hemostatic bag
Emmet needle - a needle that is used to pass a ligature around an undissected structure.
Emmet operation - suture repair of a cervix uteri laceration. Synonym(s): trachelorrhaphy
Emmet ovarian trocar
Emmet probe
Emmet tenaculum
Emmet uterine probe
Emmet uterine scissors