hysterotomy


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hys·ter·ot·o·my

 (hĭs′tə-rŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. hys·ter·ot·o·mies
Surgical incision of the uterus, as in a cesarean section.

hysterotomy

(ˌhɪstəˈrɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision into the uterus

hys•ter•ot•o•my

(ˌhɪs təˈrɒt ə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the operation of cutting into the uterus, as in a Cesarean.
[1700–10]
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Noun1.hysterotomy - surgical incision into the uterus (as in cesarean section)
abdominal delivery, caesarean, caesarean delivery, caesarean section, caesarian, caesarian delivery, caesarian section, cesarean, cesarean delivery, cesarean section, cesarian, cesarian section, C-section - the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)
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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hys·ter·ot·o·my

n. histerectomía, incisión del útero.
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Take bites on either side of the right edge of the hysterotomy incision (A and B).
Inna Bleicher said there was a gradual transition from use of staples to absorbable, knotless sutures, also increasingly used for the hysterotomy closure.
The patient was admitted and another hospital physician performed a laparotomy, ([dagger]) hysterotomy, ([double dagger]) removal of the pregnancy, and a tubal ligation during the hospital stay.
Caesarean delivery defines the birth of a foetus via laparotomy and then hysterotomy. There are two general types of caesarean delivery--primary refers to a first time hysterotomy and secondary denotes a uterus with one or more prior hysterotomy incisions.
In elective (labor −) CS, hysterotomy is made more cephalad and it incises 'thick' uterine portion, whereas in emergent (labor +) CS, hysterotomy is made more caudal and it incises 'thin' portion: 'cephalad and thick' versus 'caudal and thin' characterizes the hysterotomy in elective versus emergent CS.
[14] The alternative is either a hysterotomy or hysterectomy, which carry greater risks of maternal mortality than childbirth, and both procedures are contraindicated by the World Health Organization.
After this step, the uterus is well-exposed to the surgeon and an incision in the lower segment of the anterior uterine wall is created (this step is also called "hysterotomy") (3).
(9) SE may develop after gynecological surgeries like cesarean section, hysterectomy, hysterotomy, and rarely after fallopian tube surgeries, amniocentesis, and episiotomy.
However, during the closure of the hysterotomy, the patient developed ventricular tachycardia and went into cardiac arrest.
Conducting a transverse hysterotomy to open the hernial sac enabled us to easily detach the vesicouterine peritoneum and to evacuate the hematoma (Figure 5).