Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Surgical removal of a stone or stones from the urinary tract.

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  • n. A surgical method for removal of calculi, (bolily stones formed inside certain hollow organs) such kidney stones and gallstones.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The operation, art, or practice of cutting for stone in the bladder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The operation, art, or practice of cutting for stone in the bladder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. surgical removal of a stone (calculus)

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek λίθος (lithos, "stone") + τέμνω (temnō, "I cut"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Percutaneous Nephrostolithotomy (PCNL) Percutaneous (i.e., through the skin) removal of kidney stones (lithotomy) is accomplished by the surgeon threading various catheters over the guidewires into the kidney and manipulates surgical instruments through the catheters to fragment and remove kidney stones.

    Kidney Stone Prevention and Treatment in Children

  • I wonder, would Iva's condition improve if you performed s lithotomy on him or her?

    I just got two of these, from different students.

  • The delivery room is usually equipped with large bright lamps, instruments and a delivery bed fitted lithotomy poles and stirrups or metal gutters.

    4. CARE DURING THE SECOND STAGE OF LABOUR

  • The lithotomy position with the legs in stirrups was experienced as less comfortable and more painful and restricted in movement.

    4. CARE DURING THE SECOND STAGE OF LABOUR

  • Routine use of lithotomy position with or without stirrups during labour (4.6).

    6. CLASSIFICATION OF PRACTICES IN NORMAL BIRTH

  • (Figure 108) · Place the patient in lithotomy, position the sterile drapes, clean the perineum and vagina with polyvidone iodine (see table page 7), give general anesthesia.

    Chapter 7

  • · Patient in lithotomy position, general anesthetic, clean the vagina with antiseptic, and wear sterile gloves.

    Chapter 7

  • There will always be some new sophisticated medical equipment such as the one for extracorporeal lithotomy, or the accelerator we have acquired that will be set up at the

    FURTHER ON REMARKS AT FACTORY TOUR

  • Not less than fifty chapters are devoted to a comparatively full discussion of wounds, fractures and dislocations, lithotomy, herniotomy, fistulae and the various diseases on the border line between medicine and surgery.

    Gilbertus Anglicus Medicine of the Thirteenth Century

  • Rather curiously and suggestively no mention is made in this immediate connection of the technique of lithotomy.

    Gilbertus Anglicus Medicine of the Thirteenth Century

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  • The operation, art, or practice of cutting for stone in the bladder. --Century Dictionary. "Cutting for stone in the bladder?" I've seen stone-cutter's tools.

    April 14, 2011

  • "...instruments, specimens, books, the unfinished manuscript of a work in lithotomy, a large number of old letters and used envelopes..."
    --P. O'Brian, The Commodore, 35

    March 16, 2008