symphysiotomy


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symphysiotomy

 [sim-fiz″e-ot´ah-me]
division of the symphysis pubis to facilitate delivery.

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]

symphysiotomy

(sĭm-fĭz′ē-ŏt′ə-mē, sĭm′fə-zē-)
n.
Surgical division of the pubic symphysis, especially to increase the capacity of a contracted pelvis sufficiently to permit the passage of a fetus during delivery.

symphysiotomy

An operative procedure in which the symphysis pubis is divided in a contracted pelvis to allow vaginal delivery of an infant; it is no longer a justified procedure, given that an infant can be more safely delivered by cesarean section.

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]

Sigault,

Jean René, French obstetrician, 1740–.
Sigault operation - enlarging the pelvic outlet by division of the symphysis pubis to facilitate childbirth. Synonym(s): symphysiotomy
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A posterior axilla maneuver can be performed more rapidly than a Zavanelli maneuver or a symphysiotomy. Although manipulation of the posterior axilla and arm may cause a fracture of the humerus, this complication is a modest price to pay for preventing permanent fetal brain injury or fetal death.
(13) A symphysiotomy is an operation that, by cutting the cartilage at the pubic symphysis, can widen the opening of the pelvis by up to 2.5 cm.
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Symphysiotomy is an operation to widen the maternal pelvis by dividing the fibro-cartilage of the symphysis pubis, thereby facilitating vaginal delivery of the fetus in the presence of mild to moderate cephalopelvic disproportion (19).
The 28 percent increase in the pelvic outlet--1cm in the transverse diameter and 2cm in the anteroposterior diameter (Russell, 1982) of active birthing is greater than that which is normally achieved by symphysiotomy, which, primarily, increases the transverse diameters by 1cm (Menticoglou, 1990).
Final options include C-section delivery, symphysiotomy, or the Zavanelli maneuver, which has been known to rupture cervical vertebrae and cause major intracranial damage.
Specially trained staff are needed to perform some obstetrical procedures (cesarean section and symphysiotomy for obstructed labor, laparotomy or hysterectomy to stop persistent bleeding, treatment for eclampsia and sepsis, and repair of obstetric fistulae).
SURVIVORS of the horrific childbirtheasing procedure called symphysiotomy are being asked for an "impossible" burden of proof under a Government redress plan, it was claimed last night.
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