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A double ligature passed through the substance of the pedicle of an ovarian tumour, the loop then being reversed over the end of the pedicle and and placed between the two free ands of the ligature thar are tied over it.

Ira M. Rutkow:
•  Surgery – an Illustrated History. Mosby-Year Book, Inc. 1993.

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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.

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