symphyseotomy


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Related to symphyseotomy: symphysiotomy

sym·phys·i·ot·o·my

, symphyseotomy (sim-fiz'ē-ot'ŏ-mē),
Division of the pubic joint to increase the capacity of a contracted pelvis sufficiently to permit passage of a living child.
Synonym(s): synchondrotomy
[symphysis + G. tomē, incision]

sym·phys·i·ot·o·my

, symphyseotomy (sim-fiz'ē-ot'ŏ-mē)
Division of the pubic joint to increase the capacity of a contracted pelvis sufficiently to permit passage of a living child.
Synonym(s): pelviotomy (1) , pelvitomy, synchondrotomy.
[symphysis + G. tomē, incision]

symphyseotomy

, symphysiectomy, symphysiotomy (sim-fiz?e-ot'o-me) [? + tome, incision]
Surgical division of the pubic symphysis. Synonym: pubiotomy