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Sigault's operation

Alternative eponyms

  • Sigaultian section

Related people

Division of the symphysis pubis to facilitate childbirth by enlarging the pelvic outlet.

Description

Division of the symphysis pubis to facilitate childbirth by enlarging the pelvic outlet. Sigault first performed the operation on a woman aged about 40 who was deformed by rachitis, in October 1777.

Bibliography

  • J. R. Sigault:
    Discours sur les avantages de la section de la simphyse. Paris: Quillau, 1776. Précis de ce qui s’est passé à la Faculté de médecine de Paris au sujet de la section de la symphyse des os pubis practiquée sur la femme Souchot. Paris, 1777.
    Analyse de trois procès-verbaux. Faits à l'occasion de l'opération de la simphyse sur la femme Vespres. Paris: Quillau, 1778.
  • Alphonse Leroy:
    Essai sur l'histoire naturelle de la grossesse et de l'accouchement.
    Geneva, Paris: Leclerc, etc., 1787. Historical and practical enquiries on the section of the symphysis of the pubes, as a substitute for the Caesarian operation, performed at Paris, by M. Sigault, October 2, 1777. . . .
    Translated from the French by Lewis Poignand.
  • M. Dumont:
    The long and difficult birth of symphysiotomy or from Pineau to Jean René Sigault.
    Journal de Gynécologie Obstetrique et Biologie de la Reproduction, Paris, 1989, 11-21.
    Referring to the French obstetrician Severin Pineau, or Pineaus.

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