vesicotomy


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vesicotomy

 [ves″ĭ-kot´ah-me]
incision into the urinary bladder, usually done to divert the flow of urine when the bladder can no longer function as a reservoir. After incising the bladder the surgeon moves it forward and sutures the opening to the skin, forming a stoma. Patient care is similar to that required for cutaneous ureterostomy and ileal conduit. Called also cystotomy.
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cys·tot·o·my

(sis-tot'ō-mē),
Incision or puncture into urinary bladder or gallbladder.
Synonym(s): vesicotomy
[cysto- + G. tomē, incision]
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vesicotomy

(vĕs′ĭ-kŏt′ə-mē)
n.
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cys·tot·o·my

(sis-tot'ŏ-mē)
Incision into urinary bladder or gallbladder.
Synonym(s): vesicotomy.
[cysto- + G. tomē, incision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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