enterotomy


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en·ter·ot·o·my

 (ĕn′tə-rŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. en·ter·ot·o·mies
Surgical incision into the intestine.

enterotomy

(ˌɛntəˈrɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision into the intestine
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Noun1.enterotomy - surgical operation that creates a permanent opening through the abdominal wall into the intestine
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
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Morbidity and mortality of inadvertent enterotomy during adhesiotomy Br J Surg 2000; 87: 467-71.[CrossRef]
Although enterotomy and ventriculotomy were considered to remove the sandlike material, less invasive treatments were attempted first in conjunction with supportive treatment.
The trauma surgeon referred to the injury as an enterotomy, not a tear.
The phytobezoar may be manually fragmented, pushed as far as the cecum, and removed through the anum or enterotomy. In case of transmural ischemia, bowel resection is required.
The surgeon encountered adhesions upon entering the abdominal cavity and caused an enterotomy in the small bowel when attempting to dissect an abdominal wall adhesion.
Enterotomy was performed, and the stent was removed from the intestine (Figure 1c- f).
There was no small bowel distension, and intestinal obstruction was ruled out by putting about 250 ml saline through the enterotomy used to create a retro-colic gastro-jejunostomy.
After surgical consultation, longitudinal enterotomy with bezoar removal and transversal enterorrhaphy were performed (Figure 2).
Laparotomy and open removal by gastrotomy and/or enterotomy seem to be the most frequently reported approaches, with the highest success rate and lowest complication rate.
The device bounces off the nodule because it will avoid cutting through the thick tissue; in the process, it facilitates a fairly complete enucleation of the endometriotic nodule, starting with dissection until an intentional colotomy/ enterotomy is made and followed by circumscription of the lesion once the rectum is entered.
The most common site of small intestinal obstruction by foreign body is the duodenum and jejunum which were effectively removed by enterotomy (Capak et al., 2001).