hysterotomy

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hysterotomy

 [his″ter-ot´ah-me]
incision of the uterus.
abdominal hysterotomy incision of the uterus through the wall of the abdomen. Called also abdominohysterotomy and laparohysterotomy.

hys·ter·ot·o·my

(his'ter-ot'ŏ-mē),
Incision of the uterus.
Synonym(s): metrotomy, uterotomy
[hystero- + G. tomē, incision]

hysterotomy

/hys·ter·ot·o·my/ (his″ter-ot´ah-me) incision of the uterus, performed either transabdominally (abdominal h.) or vaginally (vaginal h.) .

hysterotomy

(hĭs′tə-rŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. hysteroto·mies
Surgical incision of the uterus, as in a cesarean section.

hysterotomy

[his′tərot′əmē]
Etymology: Gk, hystera + temnein, to cut
surgical incision of the uterus, performed as a method of abortion in a pregnancy beyond the first trimester of gestation when a saline injection abortion was incomplete or a tubal sterilization is to be done with the abortion. During surgery the lower segment of the uterus is incised, and the products of conception are withdrawn. Postoperative care includes close observation for excessive vaginal bleeding.

hys·ter·ot·o·my

(his'tĕr-ot'ŏ-mē)
Incision of the uterus.
Synonym(s): uterotomy.
[hystero- + G. tomē, incision]

hysterotomy

An opening into the womb for surgical purposes or to procure an abortion.

hysterotomy

incision of the uterus. See also cesarean section.