symphysiotomy


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symphysiotomy

or

symphyseotomy

n, pl -mies
(Surgery) a surgical procedure to facilitate labour. Also (formerly): Sigualtian section
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If this sequence of steps does not result in successful vaginal delivery, additional options include: clavicle fracture, cephalic replacement followed by cesarean delivery (Zavanelli maneuver), symphysiotomy, or fundal pressure combined with a rotational maneuver.
Secrets that had been kept for decades began to be told in public, scandal after scandal: the 30,000 women who were treated like slaves in Magdalene Laundries run by religious orders; the estimated 60,000 "banished babies" of unmarried women sent by the Catholic church for adoption, many to the US; the remains of about 800 babies buried beneath a Mother and Baby home; the estimated 1,500 women who were subjected to symphysiotomy operations against their will from the ntid-1940s to the mid-1990s.
Surgical advances leading to the performance of successful Cesarean sections on living women, (12) the symphysiotomy, (13) and the development of forceps, all allowed for successful deliveries where previously a fetus would have died and been removed from the womb in pieces.
The group hit out after the High Court rejected a woman's claim that an unjustified "birth-easing" symphysiotomy was performed on her 12 days before her first child was born in a Dublin hospital in 1963.
MORE than 327 women have already applied for the symphysiotomy redress scheme.
This is extremely difficult to prove and this is why it is only in cases of egregious harm such as Kearney's, (75) where a symphysiotomy was performed without knowledge or consent after a caesarean section, that patients are likely to be successful.
For these reasons, the minimally invasive symphysiotomy procedure has been abandoned in these countries.
Symphysiotomy has also been suggested, (32) but its use in shoulder dystocia is debated as it only widens the transverse diameter of the pelvis and not the anteroposterior diameter.
One workshop I attended was on symphysiotomy --the surgical division of the fibro cartilaginous symphysis pubis and its reinforcing ligaments by way of a scalpel blade through the mons pubis.
Final options include C section delivery or symphysiotomy.