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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 During surgery the lower segment of the uterus is incised, and the products of conception are withdrawn.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.
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Within a minute of hysterotomy, the thymus was dissected out from the fetus and transplanted at the prepared site in the subcutaneous space of the axilla and the skin closed by (00 vicryl) atraumatic interrupted suture.
If a hysterotomy or hysterectomy would preserve the health of a woman, the Nebraska statute would require the physician to resort to those procedures, even though they present far greater risks to the woman's health and future fertility than the banned procedures.
They would have to slice the uterus in half, lengthwise, when the walls of the uterus are still very thick because they haven't expanded yet,'' she said of the hysterotomy.
Alsie Glover, 54, a member of ACCA, is recovering from a hysterotomy for what is described as a "precancerous" condition.
27] Two other routes through which foetal red cells could reach mother's peritoneal cavity and thence into maternal circulation were spillage of foetal blood into uterine cavity or fallopian tubes and hysterotomy or caesarean section.
The Sureglide Cesarean Scalpel[TM] is designed to reduce the risk of fetal injury from nicks, cuts, or lacerations during hysterotomy and protect physicians, nurses, and other surgical staff from sharp injury.
A decision was made to perform a perimortem hysterotomy to assist maternal resuscitative efforts.
Case reports describe the use of fibrin sealants in the management of obstetrical hemorrhage and hysterotomy repair.
A hysterotomy is similar to a Cesarean section but with the objective of killing the child.
Open fetal surgery: A hysterotomy (similar to a Cesarean section) is performed and the fetus is partially removed so that the area that needs surgery is exposed.
All consenting mothers were admitted for hysterotomy and ligation and the experimental protocol passed through the ethical committee of the institute.