Charles-Pierre Denonvilliers

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Charles-Pierre Denonvilliers

Charles-Pierre Denonvilliers (February 4, 1808 – July 5, 1872) was a French surgeon who was a native of Paris.

In 1837 he received his medical doctorate, and later was a professor of surgery and anatomy in Paris.[1]

Denonvilliers was a pioneer of facial reconstructive surgery. In 1856 he performed the first Z-plasty operation for treatment of lower lid ectropion.[2] He is credited for providing the first description of the rectoprostatic fascia, which ia sometimes called "Denonvilliers' fascia".[3] Also, another name for the puboprostatic ligament is "Denonvilliers' ligament".[4]

With Auguste Bérard (1802-1846) and Léon Athanase Gosselin (1815-1887), he was co-author of the three-volume Compendium de chirurgie pratique (1845-1861).[5]


  1. ^ Charles-Pierre Denonvilliers at Who Named It?
  2. ^ Ivy, R. H. (January 1971). "Who originated the Z-plasty? (Charles Pierre Denonvilliers)". Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Hagerstown, MD) 47 (1): 67–72. doi:10.1097/00006534-197101000-00013. PMID 4924438. 
  3. ^ Denonvilliers' fascia at Who Named It?
  4. ^ Denonvilliers' ligament at Who Named It?
  5. ^ Bibliography @ Who Named It