high lithotomy


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su·pra·pu·bic li·thot·o·my

lithotomy in which the bladder is entered by an abdominal incision immediately above the symphysis pubis.
Synonym(s): high lithotomy

high lithotomy

a suprapubic approach for surgical removal of urinary bladder stones that are not easily removed by ultrasonic crushing. Also called suprapubic lithotomy.

high lithotomy

A lithotomy performed through a suprapubic incision.
See also: lithotomy
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