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hysterotomy

 [his″ter-ot´ah-me]
incision of the uterus.
abdominal hysterotomy incision of the uterus through the wall of the abdomen. Called also abdominohysterotomy and laparohysterotomy.

hys·ter·ot·o·my

(his'ter-ot'ŏ-mē),
Incision of the uterus.
Synonym(s): metrotomy, uterotomy
[hystero- + G. tomē, incision]

hysterotomy

(hĭs′tə-rŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. hysteroto·mies
Surgical incision of the uterus, as in a cesarean section.

hys·ter·ot·o·my

(his'tĕr-ot'ŏ-mē)
Incision of the uterus.
Synonym(s): uterotomy.
[hystero- + G. tomē, incision]

hysterotomy

An opening into the womb for surgical purposes or to procure an abortion.
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The Hayman suture4 was proposed with two important modifications: The suture is placed through-and-through the lower uterine segment with a closed hysterotomy, and the suture can be fixed to the uterine fundus to avoid slippage.
A year on from her hysterotomy, Lyn is in good health and planning her next family holiday abroad.
(ordinary D & E, induction, hysterectomy, or hysterotomy).
Bush, but the bill ignores the fact that there are two other ways (hysterotomy, dilation and evacuation) by which children may be killed in their mothers' wombs in the later stages of pregnancy.
Thymuses were collected from consenting mothers undergoing hysterotomy and ligation.
Additionally, the mode of abortion chosen in this case, a hysterotomy, "is the same procedure as a C-section," noted LC in a case summary.
Hysterectomy and hysterotomy were included in the "other" procedure category and were used in <0.0 1% of all abortions.
Two noted physicians then told her that a hysterotomy held out her only hope for health.
Other abortion procedures available during the sixteenth through twenty-fourth week of pregnancy are the rarely used hysterotomy and hysterectomy.(150) Hysterotomy warrants major surgery in which an incision is made into the abdomen and uterine wall, from which the fetus and placenta are removed.(151) And, hysterectomy is appropriate only in cases in which there is a preexisting pathology.(152) According to the AMA, maternal mortality associated with these procedures is significantly greater than those associated with the other techniques.(153)
More gruesomely, Adam P., Raiha, N., Rehilea E.L., et.al., report in "Cerebral Oxidation of Glucose and DBOH Butyrate by Isolate Perfused Human Head," that they used a protocol that involved eight human heads obtained by abdominal hysterotomy at 12-17 weeks gestation, that were perfused through their internal carotid arteries.
Mortality was lowest for abortions performed by suction (1.6 per 100,000 procedures), and highest for those performed by hysterotomy and hysterectomy (61.3).
Instillation methods and hysterotomy are rarely chosen in most developed countries, except for the small number of abortions performed very late in pregnancy.