cholecystectomy


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cho·le·cys·tec·to·my

 (kō′lĭ-sĭ-stĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. cho·le·cys·tec·to·mies
Surgical removal of the gallbladder.

cholecystectomy

(ˌkɒlɪsɪˈstɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical removal of the gall bladder

cho•le•cys•tec•to•my

(ˌkoʊ lə sɪˈstɛk tə mi, ˌkɒl ə-)

n., pl. -mies.
surgical removal of the gallbladder.
[1880–85]

cholecystectomy

Surgery to remove the gallbladder.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cholecystectomy - surgical removal of the gall bladder (usually for relief of gallstone pain)
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
lap choly, laparoscopic cholecystectomy - removal of the gall bladder through small punctures in the abdomen to permit the insertion of a laparoscope and surgical instruments
Translations

cho·le·cys·tec·to·my

n. colecistectomía, extirpación de la vesícula biliar.

cholecystectomy

n (pl -mies) colecistectomía
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Asymptomatic bile duct stones: selection criteria for intravenous cholangiography and/or endoscopic retrogradecholangiography prior to laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
The utility of antiemetics in the prevention and treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting in patients scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Most patients with gallstones remain asymptomatic; however, prophylactic cholecystectomy has been recommended in patients with large gallstones due to an increased risk for cancer (8).
As chronicled by his associate, Professor Lisolette Mettler, in the July-September 2003 NewsScope of the AAGL, "Kurt endured much resistance, including a request for him to undergo a brain scan to rule out brain damage when attempting to introduce operative laparoscopy; the laughter of general surgeons when he recommended laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the late 1970s; a call for suspension by the president of the German Surgical Society after a 1981 lecture on laparoscopic appendectomy; and rejection of a paper on laparoscopic appendectomy to the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology as unethical.
The outcome of unretrieved gallstones in the peritoneal cavity during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
The da Vinci[R] Single-Site[TM] Cholecystectomy was performed at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples.
Lynda requested that the hospital produce all documents, rules, and regulations with regard to surgical credentialing for laparoscopic cholecystectomy Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy, and other bile duct injury repairs, as well as documents and evidence pertaining to the training of the doctors for those procedures.
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A 34-year-old woman presented with a history of a previous laparoscopic cholecystectomy, followed within a few days by a formal laparotomy for a suspected bile duct injury.
In 2011, HealthGrades gave the medical center 12, five-star ratings (the highest level) in the following areas: heart attack, stroke, pneumonia, gastrointestinal surgery, gastrointestinal bleed, bowel obstruction, cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal) and sepsis (complication of a serious bacterial infection).