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(Surgery) the surgical procedure of cutting into the gall bladder in order to extract gallstones
cho•le•cys•tot•o•my (ˌkoʊ lə sɪˈstɒt ə mi, ˌkɒl ə-)
n., pl. -mies.
surgical incision of the gallbladder.
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peritonitis) and radiological support and treatment proceeded straight away with laparotomy followed by cholecystectomy or cholecystotomy
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was reported and recommended by Jean-Louis Petit in 1743 after he had mistakenly opened the gall bladder when attempting to drain what he thought was an abdominal wall abscess.