Culdotomy | definition of culdotomy by Medical dictionary
1. Cutting through the posterior vaginal wall into the cul-de-sac of Douglas.
[cul-de-sac + G. tomē, incision]
incision or needle puncture of cul-de-sac of Douglas by way of the vagina.
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1901--Ott of Petrograd introduced optical inspection of abdominal cavity with patient in Trendelenburg position at 450 angle through a culdotomy
This goes for hysterectomy involving a large uterus, myomectomy through a culdotomy
incision, and removal of the uterine fundus after supracervical hysterectomy.
Only the LigaSure Advance provides both coaptive coagulation and spark cutting via an electrode on the tip of one blade; therefore, an adjunctive mechanical or energy-based device must be employed to perform culdotomy
during total laparoscopic hysterectomy when EnSeal or the PK Cutting Forceps is used.