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lithotomy

 [lĭ-thot´ah-me]
1. incision of a duct or organ for removal of calculi.

li·thot·o·my

(li-thot'ŏ-mē),
Cutting for stone; a cutting operation for the removal of a calculus, especially a vesical calculus.
Synonym(s): lithectomy
[litho- + G. tomē, incision]

lithotomy

/li·thot·o·my/ (lĭ-thot´ah-me)
1. incision of a duct or organ for removal of calculi.

lithotomy

(lĭ-thŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. lithoto·mies
Surgical removal of a stone or stones from the urinary tract.

lithotomy

[lithot′əmē]
Etymology: Gk, lithos + temnein, to cut
1 the surgical excision of a calculus, especially one from the urinary tract.
2 a position in operating room in which the patient is supine with legs raised and abducted to expose the perineal region. The legs are placed in stirrups to maintain the position.

li·thot·o·my

(li-thot'ŏ-mē)
Cutting operation for the removal of a calculus, especially a vesical calculus.
Synonym(s): lithectomy.
[litho- + G. tomē, incision]

lithotomy

A now abandoned surgical operation for bladder stone. It was originally performed through the floor of the pelvis via an incision along the crease at the inside of the top of the thigh. A successful cut was rewarded by a gush of urine and blood and the appearance of the stone. The more refined modern lithotomy operations have, in turn, now largely been replaced by LITHOTRIPSY.

lithotomy (li·thˑ·t·mē),

n 1. the removal of a stone (calculus) from the urinary tract by surgery.
2. position assumed for rectal or vaginal examination.
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Lithotomy.

lithotomy

incision of a duct or organ for removal of calculi.