Auguste Nélaton

Auguste Nélaton (1807 – 1873)

Auguste Nélaton (1807 – 1873) was a French physician and surgeon.

Along with Wilhelm Roser eponymously affiliated with the Roser-Nélaton line


  • Born June 17, 1807, Paris
  • Died September 21, 1873

Medical Eponyms

  • Roser-Nélaton line [1846; II: 441] and English translation 1885: 212
  • Nélaton catheter – tubular rubber bladder catheter
  • Nélaton probe – porcelain-tipped probe for locating bullets
  • Nélaton’s tumour/disease – central tumor of bone [Tome II:46] also known as Dupuytren-Nélaton disease
  • Nélaton ulcer – trophic plantar ulcer (1852)

Major Publications


eponymictionary CTA


the person behind the name

Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM with a passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and informatics. Asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | vocortex |

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