pubiotomy

pubiotomy

 [pu″be-ot´ah-me]
surgical separation of the pubis (pubic bone) lateral to the symphysis.
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pu·bi·ot·o·my

(pyū'bē-ot'ŏ-mē),
Severance of the pubic bone a few centimeters lateral to the symphysis, to increase the capacity of a contracted pelvis sufficiently to permit the passage of a living child.
[L. pubis, pubic bone, + G. tomē, incision]
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pubiotomy

(pyo͞o′bē-ŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Surgical severance of the pubic bone a few centimeters lateral to the symphysis, especially to increase the capacity of a contracted pelvis sufficiently to permit the passage of a fetus during childbirth.
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pu·bi·ot·o·my

(pyū'bē-ot'ŏ-mē)
Severance of the pubic bone a few centimeters lateral to the symphysis, to increase the capacity of a contracted pelvis sufficiently to permit the passage of a living child.
Synonym(s): pelviotomy (2) , pelvitomy.
[L. pubis, pubic bone, + G. tomē, incision]
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Gigli,

Leonardo, Italian gynecologist, 1863-1908.
Gigli operation - severance of the pubic bone a few centimeters lateral to the symphysis to permit the passage of a living child. Synonym(s): pubiotomy
Gigli pubiotomy
Gigli saw - a hand-held wire saw for use in craniotomy or pubiotomy.
Gigli-saw blade
Gigli-saw conductor
Gigli-saw guide
Gigli-saw handle
Gigli-saw wire
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