laparotomy definition

  • noun:
    • medical cut in to the abdominal wall, especially into the flank.
    • The surgical procedure for making an incision into the stomach wall to get accessibility to the abdominal hole. Performed either as exploratory surgery, or as first faltering step in an abdominal procedure.
    • A cutting through the walls associated with the stomach, as with the C├Žsarean part.
    • In surgery, incision to the stomach cavity; stomach area.
    • surgical cut into the abdominal wall surface; often done to examine stomach organs

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