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cholecystotomy

 [ko″le-sis-tot´ah-me]
incision of the gallbladder.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cho·le·cys·tot·o·my

(kō'lē-sis-tot'ō-mē),
Incision into the gallbladder.
Synonym(s): cholecystomy
[chole- + G. kystis, bladder, + tomē, incision]
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cholecystotomy

(kō′lĭ-sĭ-stŏt′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical incision into the gallbladder.
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cho·le·cys·tot·o·my

, cholecystomy (kō'lĕ-sis-tot'ŏ-mē, -sis'tŏ-mē)
Incision into the gallbladder.
[chole- + G. kystis, bladder, + tomē, incision]
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cholecystotomy

Cutting into the gall bladder.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Cholecystotomy

An operation during which the gallbladder is opened, gallstones are removed, and excess bile is drained. The gallbladder is not removed.
Mentioned in: Cholecystitis
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The operation of cholecystotomy, although relatively simple and safe, and, indeed, sometimes carried out today to drain an acutely inflammed and adherent gall bladder, had the disadvantages of recurrent infection, residual stones and, often, of a persistent discharging biliary fistula.
He was the first surgeon in Europe, and the second in the world, to perform a cholecystotomy. This was in 1879, when he removed a large stone impacted in the neck of the gall bladder.