Definition of Laparotomy

1. Noun. Surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs.

Generic synonyms: Incision, Section, Surgical Incision
Specialized synonyms: Laparoscopy



Definition of Laparotomy

1. n. A cutting through the walls of the abdomen, as in the Cæsarean section.

Definition of Laparotomy

1. Noun. (surgery) The surgical procedure for making an incision in the abdominal wall to gain access into the abdominal cavity. Performed either as exploratory surgery, or as the first step in an abdominal operation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Laparotomy

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Medical Definition of Laparotomy

1. General term for abdominal surgery. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laparotomy

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laparotomy (current term)
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Literary usage of Laparotomy

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"laparotomy FOR PERFORATION IN TYPHOID FEVER. REPORT OF SIX CASES. ... THE report is based upon the six cases of laparotomy for intestinal perforation during ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"A laparotomy TOWEL BY HENRY J. VANDEN BERG, MD, GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN THE accompanying illustration represents a laparotomy towel especially useful with ..."

3. Operative Gynecologic Laparoscopy: Principles and Techniques by Camran Nezhat (2000)
"In two studies, CO2 laser laparoscopy was compared with laparotomy as a treatment for all stages of endometriosis associated with infertility.11'12 ..."

4. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1896)
"Cases of Infantile Intussusception Unsuccessfully Treated by laparotomy.—Table No. 3. CASE I.— Ashhurst, in the course of an article entitled ''The History ..."

5. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1889)
"He concludes that laparotomy may be regarded as a curative as well as a palliative measure ... laparotomy. — Of fifty-four cases of laparotomy in tubercular ..."

6. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1890)
"SIX CASES OF laparotomy. BY JOHN H. PACKARD, MD [Read February 26, 1890. ... An exploratory laparotomy was decided upon, and performed October 21st. ..."

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