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lithotomy

 [lĭ-thot´ah-me]
1. incision of a duct or organ for removal of calculi.
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li·thot·o·my

(li-thot'ŏ-mē),
Cutting for stone; a cutting operation for the removal of a calculus, especially a vesical calculus.
Synonym(s): lithectomy
[litho- + G. tomē, incision]
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lithotomy

(lĭ-thŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. lithoto·mies
Surgical removal of a stone or stones from the urinary tract.
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li·thot·o·my

(li-thot'ŏ-mē)
Cutting operation for the removal of a calculus, especially a vesical calculus.
Synonym(s): lithectomy.
[litho- + G. tomē, incision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

lithotomy

A now abandoned surgical operation for bladder stone. It was originally performed through the floor of the pelvis via an incision along the crease at the inside of the top of the thigh. A successful cut was rewarded by a gush of urine and blood and the appearance of the stone. The more refined modern lithotomy operations have, in turn, now largely been replaced by LITHOTRIPSY.
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