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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.]
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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]
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lap•a•rot•o•my

(ˌlæp əˈrɒt ə mi)

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

Surgery to make an incision in the abdominal wall for surgery.
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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)
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Translations

laparotomy

[ˌlæpəˈrɒtəmɪ] Nlaparotomía f
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laparotomy

nLaparotomie f
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lap·a·rot·o·my

n. laparotomía, incisión y abertura del abdomen.
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laparotomy

n (pl -mies) laparotomía; exploratory — laparotomía exploradora
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References in periodicals archive ?
As shown in Table 1, there was no significant difference between age, gender, indication and compartment of previous laparotomy, and number of previous laparotomies in the case and control groups.
However, large laparotomies carry significant morbidity compared with minimally invasive techniques.
In 4 laparotomies and one repeat laparotomy, the choice was made according to the blood supply of the small intestine and colon, in case of ischemic complications.
We recommend that this technique of interrupted X-sutures should be practiced and adopted by our surgeons in emergency laparotomies so that complication of burst abdomen can be minimized.
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Inclusion and exclusion criteria Inclusion Criteria Index emergency laparotomy for general surgery Index emergency laparotomy that results in laparostomy Adult patients with a high risk surgical profile Exclusion Criteria Non-general surgery laparotomies General surgery procedures that traditionally do not require a laparotomy Elective laparotomies Laparoscopic surgery Table 2 Individual evidence summary table Author and Date Evidence Type Sample Size Rymaruk (2012) Non-experimental.
The average age was 62.9 [+ or -] 14.9 years with 99 (69%) OR laparotomies and 45 (31%) BSL.
Objective: To determine the mean post-operative pain in scalpel versus diathermy opening of midline laparotomies.
(1-3) This makes the decision to continue with an aggressive surgical approach a difficult one, as surgeons need to carefully weigh up the benefits and the risks associated with multiple repeat laparotomies. Often in the setting of a critically ill patient who requires extensive surgery to manage intra-abdominal sepsis, the issue of futility of treatment is raised.
Interrupted-X closure thus becomes the preferred method for abdominal fascia closure for exploratory laparotomies.
Frequency and risk factors for wound dehiscence/burst abdomen in midline laparotomies. JAyub Med Coll Abbottabad.