hysterotomy


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to hysterotomy: hysteroscopy

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Translations

hys·ter·ot·o·my

n. histerectomía, incisión del útero.
References in periodicals archive ?
We used the Haultain abdominal hysterotomy method with a good surgical outcome.
History of previous caesarean section (CS), hysterotomy was taken.
4-7 Two definitions were considered for the study: a) CS delivery is surgical extraction of the foetus from the uterine cavity through laparatomy and hysterotomy when the foetus has the criteria to be declared a newborn; b) CS delivery on request or elective is the delivery by CS but without any maternal or foetal indications.
Intraoperatively, after delivery and hysterotomy closure, partial salpingectomy, via the Parkland technique, or total salpingectomy, using a suture ligation technique, was performed.
23) Huanxiao et al, (27) reported 40 cases of CSP and recommended a transvaginal hysterotomy approach for removal of the ectopic tissue and repair of the uterine defect.
This may incur several risks for the child like depression due to general anesthesia, fetal injury during hysterotomy and/or delivery, increased likelihood of respiratory distress even at term, and breastfeeding complications.
At a time when the recent introduction of barbed suture had made both closure of the vaginal cuff at time of hysterectomy and repair of the hysterotomy at myomectomy easier and faster, the gynecologic laparoscopist was taking a step backward.
In more advanced pregnancies, past 14-16 weeks, a procedure called hysterotomy, similar to the caesarean section, may be performed if medical termination was unsuccessful.
In the present study, there were eight such cases where in hysterotomy was performed to relieve dystocia (Table 4).
Single versus double layer closure ofthe hysterotomy incision during cesarean delivery and riskof uterine rupture.
She was later diagnosed with Fallopian tube cancer after being booked into Heartlands Hospital for a hysterotomy.
Fetuses were removed by hysterotomy, placed on ice, and decapitated.