cholelithotomy


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cholelithotomy

 [ko″le-lĭ-thot´ah-me]
incision of the biliary tract for removal of gallstones; it may be either in the gallbladder (cholecystolithotomy) or in the common bile duct (choledocholithotomy).
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cho·le·li·thot·o·my

(kō'lē-li-thot'ō-mē),
Operative removal of a gallstone.
[chole- + G. lithos, stone, + tomē, incision]
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cholelithotomy

(kō′lə-lĭ-thŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of a gallstone.
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cho·le·li·thot·o·my

(kō'lĕ-li-thot'ŏ-mē)
Operative removal of a gallstone.
[chole- + G. lithos, stone, + tomē, incision]
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Cholelithotomy

Surgical incision into the gallbladder to remove stones.
Mentioned in: Gallstone Removal
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