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Dührssen's incisions

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noun plural Dührs·sen's incisions \ˈdu̅e̅r-sənz-\

Medical Definition of Dührssen's incisions

  1. :  a set of three incisions in the cervix of the uterus to facilitate delivery if dilation is inadequate



Biographical Note for dührssen's incisions

Dührssen \ˈdu̅e̅r-sən\play , Alfred (1862–1933), German obstetrician-gynecologist. Dührssen is regarded as one of the founders of modern surgical gynecology. In 1893 he developed a technique for facilitating labor by making incisions in the cervix which are now known as Dührssen's incisions. In 1895 he introduced a new variation of the cesarean section in which the surgery was performed via the vaginal canal. A full description of the operation was published in 1898. He also did research on abdominal cancer.


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