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  1. Surgical severance of the pubic bone a few centimeters lateral to the symphysis, especially to increase the capacity of a contracted pelvis sufficiently to permit the passage of a fetus during childbirth.pelviotomy
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  • Hebosteotomy or pubiotomy is a sawing through the pelvis near that joint to get the dilatation.

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