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laparotomy

 [lap″ah-rot´ah-me]
incision through the abdominal wall.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

lap·a·rot·o·my

(lap'ă-rot'ō-mē),
1. Incision into the loin.
2. Synonym(s): celiotomy
[laparo- + G. tomē, incision]
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laparotomy

(lăp′ə-rŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. laparoto·mies
Surgical incision into the abdominal wall, especially into the flank.
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laparotomy

Obstetrics Open pelvic surgery, a surgical format which has waned in popularity–WIP, but may be used for sterilization See Minilaparotomy tubal sterilization Surgery Open surgical exploration of the abdomen, which has WIP–laparoscopy has equal diagnostic yields with ↓ complications Indications Pronounced cholangitis, sepsis, perforation, hemorrhage. See Exploratory laparotomy. Cf Laparoscopy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lap·a·rot·o·my

(lap'ă-rot'ŏ-mē)
1. Incision into the loin.
2. Synonym(s): celiotomy.
[laparo- + G. tomē, incision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

laparotomy

1. A surgical incision through the flank.
2. (colloquial) an exploratory operation performed for purposes of diagnosis.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Laparotomy

Surgical incision into the loin, between the ribs and the pelvis, which offers surgeons a view inside the abdominal cavity.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

lap·a·rot·o·my

(lap'ă-rot'ŏ-mē)
1. Incision into the loin.
2. Synonym(s): celiotomy.
[laparo- + G. tomē, incision]
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