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lithotomy

 [lĭ-thot´ah-me]
1. incision of a duct or organ for removal of calculi.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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 The more refined modern lithotomy operations have, in turn, now largely been replaced by LITHOTRIPSY.
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We believed that using the laser for the treatment of large, non-floating stones can reduce the number of combined open surgery techniques with lithotomy in both the submandibular and the parotid glands.
Bagley, "Reverse lithotomy. Modified prone position for simultaneous nephroscopic and ureteroscopic procedures in women," Urology, vol.
The number of lithotomy operations performed began to fall in the 19th century, and it was replaced by more humane methods of stone extraction.
Liang, "Endoscopy lithotomy for intrahepatic gallstones: a meta-analysis," Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, vol.
The transducer cannot be placed at the medial side of the proximal thigh when the patient is in the supine position with the leg straight, so patients are placed either in the lithotomy position or in the supine position with the hip fully flexed and externally rotated.
(2015), The levels and duration of sensory and motor blockades of spinal anesthesia in obese patients that underwent urological operations in the lithotomy position.
In their report, the inspectors added: "The equipment in the maternity unit was old and we witnessed the unacceptable practice of a member of staff supporting a birthing mother's leg as the lithotomy pole (stirrup) was broken."
He then puts a hollow tube into your kidney and either removes (lithotomy) or breaks up and removes (lithotripsy) the stone.
The blanket accommodates both lithotomy and supine positions with arms extended or tucked.
* Patient position--secondary to calf compression (lithotomy position and NOF patients have a higher risk)