synchondroseotomy

[sĭn′kŏn-drō′sē-ŏtə-mē]

n.

A procedure for cutting through a synchondrosis, especially cutting through the sacroiliac ligaments and forcibly closing the arch of the pubes in the treatment of exstrophy of the bladder.

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