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capsulotomy

 [kap″su-lot´ah-me]
incision of a capsule, as that of the lens, the kidney, or a joint.

cap·su·lot·o·my

(kap'sū-lot'ō-mē),
1. Division of a capsule, as around a breast implant or through scar tissue that might form around a foreign body.
2. Creation of an opening through a capsule; frequently done to gain entry into a joint.
3. Incision of the capsule of the lens in the extracapsular cataract operation.
[L. capsula, capsule, + G. tomē, a cutting]

capsulotomy

/cap·su·lot·o·my/ (kap″su-lot´ah-me) incision of a capsule, as that of the lens, the kidney, or a joint.

capsulotomy

(kăp′sə-lŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Incision into a capsule, especially that of the crystalline lens of the eye, as to remove cataracts by surgery.

capsulotomy

[kap′səlot′əmē]
Etymology: L, capsula + Gk, temnein, to cut
an incision into a capsule, such as in an operation to remove a cataract.
Breast surgery Closed capsulotomy The manual release of the capsule—the patient’s own scar tissue—around a breast implant
Neurosurgery Anterior capsulotomy A form of psychosurgery in which the presumed fronto-thalamic connections of the anterior limb of the internal capsule of the brain are interrupted—by thermocoagulation using a bipolar electrode system—at the point where the connections pass between the head of the caudate nucleus and putamen
Indications Obsessive neurosis—i.e., OCD—depression
Complications Transient confusion, nocturnal incontinence, seizures, depression, excess fatigue, poor memory, slovenliness
Ophthalmology The opening the lens capsule posteriorly
Orthopaedics An incision into the capsule of a ball joint—femur, humerus—to relieve pressure and decrease the risk of hematomas and bone necrosis

capsulotomy

Breast surgery Closed capsulotomy Manual release of the capsule–Pt's own scar tissue–around a breast implant Neurosurgery Anterior capsulotomy A form of psychosurgery in which the presumed fronto-thalamic connections of the anterior limb of the internal capsule of the brain are interrupted–by thermocoagulation using a bipolar electrode system–at the point where the connections pass between the head of the caudate nucleus and putamen Indications Obsessive neurosis–ie, OCD, depression Complications Transient confusion, nocturnal incontinence, seizures, depression, excess fatigue, poor memory, slovenliness. See Psychosurgery Orthopedics An incision into the capsule of a ball joint–femur, humerus—to relieve pressure and ↓ risk of hematomas and bone necrosis. See Hip capsule.

cap·su·lot·o·my

(kap'sū-lot'ŏ-mē)
1. Division of a capsule, as around a breast implant.
2. Creation of an opening through a capsule; e.g., of a scar around a foreign body.
3. Incision of the capsule of the lens in the extracapsular cataract operation.
[L. capsula, capsule, + G. tomē, a cutting]

capsulotomy

Cutting a CAPSULE, especially the capsule of the internal lens of the eye.

capsulotomy

surgical incision through the dorsal capsule of a lesser metatarsophalangeal joint to reduce hyperextension deformity

capsulotomy 

Incision of the capsule of the crystalline lens. Capsulotomy of the anterior capsule is performed in extracapsular cataract extraction (anterior capsulotomy) to enable removal of opaque lens material. The cuts are made with a cystotome along the periphery of the lens in a circular, jagged configuration (called 'can-opener' capsulotomy). It is also performed on the posterior capsule (posterior capsulotomy) when it has become opaque following extracapsular extraction (manual or phacoemulsification) in order to regain the loss of visual acuity. The most common instrument used in this operation is the neodymium-yag laser. See after-cataract; crystalline lens capsule; capsulorhexis; extracapsular cataract extraction.

capsulotomy

incision of a capsule, as that of the lens or of a joint.
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Closed capsulotomy, a technique used to break capsular contracture by squeezing the breast, has also been implicated as a possible cause of breast implant rupture; closed capsulotomy is not recommended by breast implant manufacturers.
In such cases, referral for YAG laser capsulotomy may be indicated, which is a quick and painless procedure.
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A femtosecond laser can be utilized to produce an anterior capsulotomy, effect phacofragmentation, and make a variety of incisions during cataract surgery.
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