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lithotomy

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

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]

lithotomy

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

lithotomy

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

lithotomy

[lithot′əmē]
Etymology: Gk, lithos + temnein, to cut
1 the surgical excision of a calculus, especially one from the urinary tract.
2 a position in operating room in which the patient is supine with legs raised and abducted to expose the perineal region. The legs are placed in stirrups to maintain the position.

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]

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 The more refined modern lithotomy operations have, in turn, now largely been replaced by LITHOTRIPSY.

lithotomy (li·thˑ·t·mē),

n 1. the removal of a stone (calculus) from the urinary tract by surgery.
2. position assumed for rectal or vaginal examination.
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Lithotomy.

lithotomy

incision of a duct or organ for removal of calculi.
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Disadvantages Lithotomy positioning (see detail in position) may cause penile erection.
Obturator neuropathy occurred in one patient which was maybe due to compression of obturator nerve during long time lithotomy position, but it was resolved gradually using physiotherapy exercises.
Intrapartum interventions during birth are of an intrusive nature to the body of the woman, whether epidural, induction, instrumental use, cutting the perineum, and the lithotomy position.
Transvaginal repair was done in extended lithotomy position while transabdominal repair was done in supine position.
Femoral mononeuropathy induced by the lithotomy position: a report of 5 cases with a review of literature.
Mrs Morley claims that, after being put in the lithotomy position lying on her back, with legs raised in stirrups - the poles holding the equipment - together repeatedly slipped.
Then, you will be placed in the lithotomy position, which means you will slide down to the end of the table with your knees flexed.
Although it is difficult to quantify the degree of clinical benefit of a 19-minute average decrease in operating time, prolonged operating time in lithotomy position, particularly beyond 2 hours, increases the risk of lower extremity neuropathy.
S: This stands for stirrups, a reminder to check that the patient is in the lithotomy position with her buttocks over the end of the bed, with attention paid to avoiding nerve apraxias.
Only one woman was delivered in the lithotomy position.
He was an innovator in many spheres of surgery, including aneurysms, vascular ligation, lithotomy, creation of an artificial anus, cataracts, and cancer surgery.