- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Jaboulay-Winkelmann operation

Related people

Operation of a hydrocele. Yiloren Tanidir submitted this description: After delivering the testicle through an incision in the tunica, the majority of the sac is then resected, leaving a small cuff along the borders of the testicle. After everting the remnant, bleeding may then be controlled rapidly by a running suture closing the free edges around the cord structures. Operation of a hydrocele without resection of the hydrocele sac is known as Lord’s procedure.


  • M. Jaboulay:
    Chirurgie des centres nerveux, des viscères et des membres.
    2 volumes. Lyon/Paris, 1902. 410 + 503 pages.

What is an eponym?

An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

What is Whonamedit?

Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.


Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only. No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically, therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.