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lap·a·rot·o·my

 (lăp′ə-rŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. lap·a·rot·o·mies
Surgical incision into the abdominal wall, especially into the flank.

[Greek laparā, flank; see laparoscope + -tomy.]

laparotomy

(ˌlæpəˈrɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
1. (Surgery) surgical incision through the abdominal wall, esp to investigate the cause of an abdominal disorder
2. (Surgery) surgical incision into the loin
[C19: from Greek lapara flank, from laparos soft + -tomy]

lap•a•rot•o•my

(ˌlæp əˈrɒt ə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
a surgical incision through the abdominal wall.
[1875–80]

laparotomy

Surgery to make an incision in the abdominal wall for surgery.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laparotomy - surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs
surgical incision, incision, section - the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
laparoscopy - laparotomy performed with a laparoscope that makes a small incision to examine the abdominal cavity (especially the ovaries and Fallopian tubes)
Translations

laparotomy

[ˌlæpəˈrɒtəmɪ] Nlaparotomía f

laparotomy

nLaparotomie f

lap·a·rot·o·my

n. laparotomía, incisión y abertura del abdomen.

laparotomy

n (pl -mies) laparotomía; exploratory — laparotomía exploradora
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Exploratory laparotomy, diverting colostomy, total abdominal hysterectomy, and bilateral salpingoophorectomy, removal of right ovarian mass and left DJ stenting was performed.
Given the uncertain diagnosis, referral to a general surgeon was mandated; exploratory laparotomy was not indicated.
Exploratory laparotomy revealed a large cystic mass in the mesentery closely abutting the jejunal loops.
Exploratory laparotomy revealed the presence of approximately one litre of bile in peritoneal cavity with loss of about 1 cm anterior wall of CBD and intact posterior wall (Strassburg Type E1).
Patients who presented to surgical department with perforation peritonitis and underwent exploratory laparotomy were enrolled in our study.
In another scene, Max, a cosmetic surgeon, comes home exhausted after a 12-hour surgery-there are few surgical procedures that take that much time, unless Max had mistakenly barged into a craniotomy or exploratory laparotomy at the operating room.
In this review, most of the patients with ectopic pregnancy implanted in pouches surrounding the uterus were treated with exploratory laparotomy, and few patients (12 of 55) were treated with laparoscopy.
The provisional diagnosis was cyst with calcified walls following history, clinical examination and ultrasound abdomen until exploratory laparotomy was done that revealed it to be a huge trichobezoar in the stomach.
Almost all patients underwent exploratory laparotomy and during surgery, trauma to bowel and other solid organs was noted.
All 70 patients underwent exploratory laparotomy, in which 62 (90%) patients were operated on emergency basis, and six patients were operated on elective basis.
In our case, the patient was successfully resuscitated and had spontaneous circulation within a few minutes after the cardiac arrest, but he then had unexplained abdominal symptoms, which required an urgent exploratory laparotomy to resolve.
If splenic rupture is suspected, an exploratory laparotomy (via a midline vertical incision to maximise access and exposure) should be performed in the vast majority of patients to stop the bleeding.

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