Edoardo Porro

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Eduardo Porro (1842–1902) was an Italian obstetrician. He was born in Padua and took his M. D. in 1865 at the University of Pavia, where, after spending several years as assistant at the Ospedale Maggiore at Milan, he became professor of obstetrics (1875). From 1885 to 1892, he held a similar chair at Milan. Porro improved the so-called Cæsarean operation by excision of the uterus and adnexae, described in Della amputazione utero-ovarica come complemento di taglio cesareo (1876), the best known of his writings. In 1891, he was named Senator of the Kingdom by King Humbert I[1]


  • Porro's operation - cesarean section followed by removal of the uterus, ovaries, and oviducts
  • Porro-Müller operation - cesarean section in which the uterus is lifted from the abdominal cavity before the fetus is extracted
  • Porro-Veit operation - cesarean section by Porro's method, in which the stump is ligated and returned to its place[2]


  1. ^ [1] From Italian Senate website
  2. ^ The American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1938)
  • Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.