embryotomy consists in the dissection of the fetus, so as to reduce its bulk and allow of its exit through the pelvis.
Finding it impossible to deliver her in the usual way, embryotomy was in this instance employed.
If the disproportion is too great the only resort is embryotomy.
These cases are always trying, but it is very rarely necessary to resort to embryotomy.
It is noteworthy that he recognized the method of embryotomy as necessary when other measures had failed.
embryotomy em·bry·ot·o·my (ěm'brē-ŏt'ə-mē)
The cutting of the fetus while in the uterus to aid its removal when delivery is impossible by natural means.