lithotomy


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li·thot·o·my

 (lĭ-thŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. li·thot·o·mies
Surgical removal of a stone or stones from the urinary tract.

lithotomy

(lɪˈθɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) the surgical removal of a calculus, esp one in the urinary bladder
[C18: via Late Latin from Greek, from litho- + -tomy]
lithotomic, ˌlithoˈtomical adj
liˈthotomist n

li•thot•o•my

(lɪˈθɒt ə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
surgery to remove one or more stones from an organ or duct.
[1715–25; < Late Latin lithotomia < Greek lithotomía. See litho-, -tomy]
lith•o•tom•ic (ˌlɪθ əˈtɒm ɪk) lith`o•tom′i•cal, adj.
li•thot′o•mist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lithotomy - surgical removal of a stone (calculus)
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
cholelithotomy - removal of gallstone through an incision in the gallbladder
Translations

li·thot·o·my

n. itotomía, incisión en un órgano o conducto para extraer cálculos.
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In gynecologic and cystoscopic procedures requiring lithotomy position, the patient can lose up to 36 percent of their body heat in the legs alone.
2-5] The hydrostatic method is performed in an operating theatre with the woman in the lithotomy position; sterile water or normal saline is rapidly instilled into the vagina using a fluid-giving set with a tight seal at the introitus using hands or preferably a silastic ventouse cup.
In brief, the patient was placed in the lithotomy position, and perineal skin prepped in a sterile manner.
Patients are routinely placed in the dorsal lithotomy position, which enables direct access to the vagina and better assessment of vaginal bleeding.
During the operation, the patient was under general anesthesia with the bladder lithotomy position (Trendelenburg position).
The patient was placed in the lithotomy position under spinal anaesthesia; a linear incision was performed on the vaginal anterior wall, from the 2.
Sitting position was maintained for 5 minutes after which lithotomy position made5.
Ancient Greek, Roman, Persian and Hindu texts refer to a procedure, known as lithotomy, for removing bladder stones.
Patient was operated under spinal anesthesia in dorsal lithotomy position.
In my practice, I place all my patients with second-stage arrest in low lithotomy stirrups ("blue fins"); this allows the nurses easier access to the vagina to elevate the head at surgery while I am reaching down from above.