Franco, Pierre

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Pierre, French surgeon, 1500-1561.
Franco operation - cystotomy.
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The first suprapubic removal of a bladder stone was reported by Pierre Franco, of Orange, France, in 1561, the year of his own death.
While the suprapubic approach was documented for the first time by Pierre Franco in 1556 and subsequently by John Douglas among others; this approach, however, was not generally approved for stone extraction and was virtually unknown among contemporary surgeons.
Pierre Franco (1505-1578): famous surgeon and lithotomist of the 16th century [article in French].