Laparotomy

A laparotomy is a surgical procedure involving a large incision through the abdominal wall to gain access into the abdominal cavity. It is also known as celiotomy. == Terminology == In diagnostic laparotomy (most often referred to as an exploratory laparotomy and abbreviated ex-lap), the nature of the disease is unknown, and laparotomy is deemed t...
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Laparotomy

• (n.) A cutting through the walls of the abdomen, as in the Caesarean section.
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laparotomy

<procedure, surgery> General term for abdominal surgery. ... (16 Dec 1997) ...
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laparotomy

(lap″ә-rot´ә-me) incision through the abdominal wall; called also celiotomy.
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laparotomy

noun surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs
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Laparotomy

Lap`a·rot'o·my noun [ Greek ... loins + te`mnein to cut.] (Surg.) A cutting through the walls of the abdomen, as in the Cæsarean section.
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Laparotomy

A form of surgery that allows the surgeon to examination the pelvic area and remove growths, scar tissue or other obstructions that affect the reproductive organs. For the procedure, an incision is made into the abdomen so that the surgeon can them have direct access to the uterus and other organs as needed.
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Laparotomy

A laparotomy is a surgical incision through the abdominal walls into the abdominal cavity, such as a Caesarean operation. The use of laparotomy, as an exploratory surgery technique, has decreased sharply with advances in medical imaging and the direct-viewing technique known as endoscopy.
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Laparotomy

a surgical incision into the abdominal cavity, often to examine the abdominal organs to help diagnosis.
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laparotomy

A surgical incision made in the wall of the abdomen.
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laparotomy

A surgical procedure to open the abdominal (belly) cavity.
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Laparotomy

An operation to look inside the abdomen (tummy). Can be done as part of diagnosis or after chemotherapy treatment to see how well it has worked.
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laparotomy

any surgery involving an incision in the abdominal wall
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laparotomy

Exploratory surgical procedure involving incision into the abdomen. The use of laparotomy, as of other exploratory surgery, has decreased sharply with advances in medical imaging and the direct-viewing technique known as endoscopy
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Laparotomy

Incision into the abdomen to explore for the possibility of some disease.
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laparotomy

laparotomy 1. Cutting through the abdominal walls into the cavity of the abdomen; incision into the loin. 2. Surgical incision through the flank; less correctly, but more generally, abdominal section at any point to gain access to the peritoneal cavity.
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Laparotomy

Laparotomy: An operation to open the abdomen. The word 'laparotomy' was first used to designate this operation in 1878 by an English surgeon, Thomas Bryant. The word has an interesting derivation. It was compounded from Greek roots 'lapara' referring to 'the soft parts of the body between the rib cage and the hips' and 'tome' meaning 'a cutting' = ...
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Laparotomy

Major abdominal surgery for the correction of reproductive organ abnormalities such as tubal repairs and the removal of adhesions and fertility restoration.
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Laparotomy

Surgical operation to open up the abdomen.
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laparotomy

Type: Term Pronunciation: lap′ă-rot′ō-mē Definitions: 1. Incision into the loin. Synonyms: celiotomy
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laparotomy

[n] - surgical incision into the abdominal wall
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