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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 The more refined modern lithotomy operations have, in turn, now largely been replaced by LITHOTRIPSY.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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of hospitals (n=146) Operating theatre 143 Labour room 121 Delivery table with lithotomy 89 position Trolley for instruments 54 Washbasin with long-handle tap 17 Table 8.
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.
Lithotomy was a fairly common surgical procedure, and many hospitals held collections of bladder stones taken from patients; the operation was risky, however, and many patients died following it (20).
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Also, the common lithotomy (flat on the back) or semi-sitting positions are contraindicated for a vaginal breech birth (indeed, for almost all births) due to impacting the sacrum (the back of the pelvis) and decreasing the diameter of the pelvis.
Birth takes place on a Spartan delivery table, in the lithotomy position, and in many hospitals there are several delivery tables in a room with no partitions for privacy.
In the introduction to the second edition of her book on the cultural meanings of reproduction, The Woman in the Body, Emily Martin admits that in the first edition, all the photographs of women in the obstetrical lithotomy position -- legs raised in stirrups, genitals displayed -- were of black women, a fact that had escaped her attention.
I had no drugs, no shave, no enema, minimal time on the external fetal monitor, and use of the birthing chair (except that it was tipped so far backward as to be an effectual lithotomy position - for the doctor's convenience).
The patient, with her partner standing by her side, is placed in the standard dorsal lithotomy (gynecologic) position.
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The cough stress test is usually done with the patient in the supine or semirecumbent lithotomy position.