Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as laparotomy.

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Examples

  • Terrilon 12.277 mentions an instance in which a portion of the liver was removed by ligature after celiotomy.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • The Revue de Chirurgien 1887, contains an account of a woman who suffered internal strangulation, on whom celiotomy was performed; she recovered in twenty-five days, and did not miscarry, which shows that severe injury to the intestine with operative interference does not necessarily interrupt pregnancy.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • They allowed the case to go twenty-three days, until pains similar to those of labor occurred, and then decided on celiotomy.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • From an experience gained in the case of the President, Romme strongly recommends exploratory celiotomy in all penetrating wounds of the liver.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • -- Hollander 6.417 describes the following anomaly of the uterus which he encountered during the performance of a celiotomy: --

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • When celiotomy is performed for ruptured bladder, in a manner suggested by the elder Gross, the mortality is much less.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Terrilon mentions an instance in which a portion of the liver was removed by ligature after celiotomy.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • -- Hollander describes the following anomaly of the uterus which he encountered during the performance of a celiotomy: --

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Following immediately on the announcement of Lord Lister's antiseptic surgical dressing which rendered the invasion of the peritoneal cavity comparatively safe, came the laparotomy or celiotomy mania.

    Appendicitis

  • The ovariotomy or celiotomy expert began to feel the sting of envy and jealousy aroused by those who were making history in the new surgical fad -- appendectomy -- and they got busy, and, as disease is not exempt from the economic law of "supply always equals demand," the disease accommodatingly sprang up everywhere; it was no time before a surgeon who had not a hundred appendectomies to his credit was not respected by the rank and file, and an aspirant for entrance to the circle of the upper four hundred could not be initiated with a record of fewer than one thousand operations.

    Appendicitis

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