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* * *n.a surgical incision into the abdominal cavity. The operation is done to examine the abdominal organs as a help to diagnosis; for example, to establish the spread of a tumour (exploratory laparotomy) or as a prelude to major surgery, for example in abdominal trauma.
* * *lap·a·rot·o·my (lap″ə-rotґə-me) [laparo- + -tomy] surgical incision into the abdominal cavity. Called also celiotomy and peritoneotomy.
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laparotomy — n. a surgical incision into the abdominal cavity. The operation is done to examine the abdominal organs as a help to diagnosis; for example, to establish the spread of a tumour (exploratory laparotomy) or as a prelude to major surgery, for… … The new mediacal dictionary
laparotomy — noun (plural mies) Date: 1878 surgical incision of the abdominal wall … New Collegiate Dictionary
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