from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgical removal of the gallbladder.
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- n. The surgical procedure to remove the gall bladder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, anincision into the gall-bladder.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. surgical removal of the gall bladder (usually for relief of gallstone pain)
And last week, Kamran Goudarzi, a general surgeon in Wilmington, performed the area's first SILS cholecystectomy, which is removing the gall bladder through a single incision in the patient's belly button.
N.der N. Massarweh, and colleagues at University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, examined complication and death rates of 101,318 adults age 65 or older who underwent common abdominal procedures such as cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal), hysterectomy and colectomy from 1987 to 2004.
Seattle, examined complication and death rates of 101,318 adults age 65 or older who underwent common abdominal procedures such as cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal), hysterectomy and colectomy from 1987 to 2004.
This was certainly true for Halstead, who is the subject of numerous legendary tales involving exceptionally risky treatments; he transfused his own blood into his sister to save her life and performed the first American cholecystectomy gall bladder removal on his mother on the kitchen table.
After a cholecystectomy, your bile just goes from your liver to your bowel without the pitstop.
Though cholecystectomy removal of the gallbladder is the recommended treatment, only 75% of patients got the surgery during their first hospitalization.
Of the remaining patients, 38% returned to the hospital for gallstone-related problems during the following two years, compared to just 4% of the initial cholecystectomy patients.
The delayed-cholecystectomy patients were also 56% more likely to die during those two years.
Dr. Ralph: Skeeter passed away in about 1986, I believe, from complications of a cholecystectomy.
The labels are incomprehensible: blepharoptosis, laparascopic cholecystectomy, gastrorraphy, and Fontan operation.