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Alquié-Alexander operation

Alternative eponyms

  • Alexander’s operation
  • Alexander-Adams operation (James Adams)

Related people

repair of uterine displacement.

Description

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.

Bibliography

  • 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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