- n.surgical incision into the urinary bladder, usually by cutting through the abdominal wall above the pubic symphysis (suprapubic cystotomy). This is necessary for such operations as removing stones or tumours from the bladder and for gaining access to the prostate gland in the operation of transvesical prostatectomy.
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Cystotomy — Cys*tot o*my (s??s t?t ? m?), n. [Gr. ???? bladder + ???? to cut: cf. F. cystotomie.] The act or practice of opening cysts; esp., the operation of cutting into the bladder, as for the extraction of a calculus. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
cystotomy — [sis tät′ə mē] n. pl. cystotomies 〚 CYSTO + TOMY〛 the surgical operation of making an incision into the urinary bladder or gallbladder * * * … Universalium
cystotomy — [sis tät′ə mē] n. pl. cystotomies [ CYSTO + TOMY] the surgical operation of making an incision into the urinary bladder or gallbladder … English World dictionary
cystotomy — Incision or puncture into urinary bladder or gallbladder. SYN: vesicotomy. [cysto + G. tome, incision] suprapubic c. opening into the bladder through an incision or … Medical dictionary
cystotomy — noun A surgical operation which consists of making an incision into the urinary bladder … Wiktionary
cystotomy — n. surgical operation performed on the urinary bladder … English contemporary dictionary
cystotomy — [sɪ stɒtəmi] noun (plural cystotomies) a surgical incision into the urinary bladder … English new terms dictionary
cystotomy — cys·tot·o·my … English syllables
cystotomy — /sɪsˈtɒtəmi/ (say sis totuhmee) noun (plural cystotomies) the operation of cutting into the urinary bladder … Australian English dictionary
cystotomy — n. (pl. ies) a surgical incision into the urinary bladder … Useful english dictionary