urethrotomy

Surgical incision of a stricture of the urethra. [urethro- + G. tome, incision]
- external u. u. via an external opening in the perineum or penile skin. SYN: perineal u..
- internal u. u. by means of an instrument passed through the urethra.
- perineal u. SYN: external u..

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ure·throt·o·my .yu̇r-ə-'thrät-ə-mē n, pl -mies surgical incision into the urethra esp. for the relief of stricture

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n.
the operation of cutting a stricture in the urethra. It is usually performed with a urethrotome. This instrument, a type of endoscope, consists of a sheath down which is passed a fine knife, which is operated by the surgeon viewing the stricture down an illuminated telescope.

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ure·throt·o·my (u″rə-throtґə-me) [urethro- + -tomy] incision of the urethra, usually for relief of a stricture.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Urethrotomy — U re*throt o*my, n. [Urethra + Gr. ? to cut.] (Surg.) An incision of the urethra, esp. incision for relief of urethral stricture. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • urethrotomy — /yoor euh throt euh mee/, n., pl. urethrotomies. Surg. an operation to cut a stricture of the urethra. [1840 50; URETHRO + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • urethrotomy — noun Any operation which involves the incision of the urethra …   Wiktionary

  • urethrotomy — ure·throt·o·my …   English syllables

  • urethrotomy — n. the operation of cutting a stricture in the urethra. It is usually performed with a urethrotome. This instrument, a type of endoscope, consists of a sheath down which is passed a fine knife, which is operated by the surgeon viewing the… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • urethrotomy — ˌyu̇rəˈthräd.əmē, ˌyu̇ˌrēˈth , yəˌrēˈth noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary urethr + tomy : surgical incision into the urethra especially for the relief of stricture * * * /yoor euh throt euh mee/, n., pl. urethrotomies.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • external urethrotomy — urethrotomy performed through the perineum; called also perineal u …   Medical dictionary

  • internal urethrotomy — urethrotomy performed from within, either blindly or with an instrument that permits direct visualization …   Medical dictionary

  • Уретротомия (Urethrotomy) — хирургическая операция, заключающаяся в иссечении стриктуры уретры. Обычно выполняется с помощью уретротома (urethrotome). Этот инструмент, являющийся разновидностью эндоскопа, состоит из полой трубки, внутрь которой вводится острый нож; этим… …   Медицинские термины

  • perineal urethrotomy — external u …   Medical dictionary

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