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Alquié-Alexander operation

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An operation suggested by Alquié as early as in 1840 for positional correction in retroflexio uteri without opening the abdominal cavity. The round ligaments of the uterus - the ligamenta rotunda - are shortened and their ends sutured to the exterior abdominal ring. Rarely used today.


  • W. Alexander:
    The treatment of uterine displacements by shortening the round ligaments. 1881.
  • J. Adams, in:
    Glasgow Medical Journal, 1882, 17: 437.

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