celiotomy incision

an incision made through the abdominal wall to give access to the peritoneal cavity.

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  • Incision — A cut. When making an incision, a surgeon is making a cut. * * * A cut; a surgical wound; a division of the soft parts usually made with a knife. [L. incisio] bucket handle i. a bilateral subcostal abdominal i.. celiotomy i. an i. through the… …   Medical dictionary

  • celiotomy — Transabdominal incision into the peritoneal cavity. SYN: abdominal section, laparotomy (2), ventrotomy. [celio + G. tome, incision] vaginal c. opening the peritoneal cavity …   Medical dictionary

  • celiotomy — ˌsēlēˈäd.əmē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary celio + tomy : surgical incision of the abdomen * * * /see lee ot euh mee/, n., pl. celiotomies. Surg. laparotomy (def. 2). [ < Gk koilí(a) bowels (see …   Useful english dictionary

  • ventral celiotomy — incision into the abdominal cavity through the abdominal wall …   Medical dictionary

  • laparoscopy — Examination of the contents of the abdominopelvic cavity with a laparoscope passed through the abdominal wall. SEE ALSO: peritoneoscopy. SYN: abdominoscopy.L. first became clinically practicable with the development of fiberoptics in the 1960s… …   Medical dictionary

  • Laparotomy — An operation to open the abdomen. The word laparotomy was first used to designate this operation in 1878 by an English surgeon, Thomas Bryant. The word has an interesting derivation. It was compounded from Greek roots lapara referring to the soft …   Medical dictionary

  • Operation — Although there are many meanings to the word operation , in medicine it refers to a surgical procedure. To put matters more formally, an operation is an act or series of acts performed upon the body with the hand alone or by means of an… …   Medical dictionary

  • culdotomy — 1. Cutting through the posterior vaginal wall into the cul de sac of Douglas. 2. SYN: vaginal celiotomy. [cul de sac + G. tome, incision] * * * cul·dot·o·my .kəl dät ə mē, .ku̇l n …   Medical dictionary

  • Section — 1) In anatomy, a slice of tissue. A biopsy obtained by surgery is usually sectioned (sliced), and these sections are inspected under a microscope. 2) In obstetrics, short for Caesarian section. 3) In surgery, the division of tissue during an… …   Medical dictionary

  • ventrotomy — SYN: celiotomy. [ventro + G. tome, incision] * * * ven·trot·o·my (ven trotґə me) laparotomy …   Medical dictionary

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