lithotomy


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lithotomy

[lə′thäd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of a calculus.
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The number of lithotomy operations performed began to fall in the 19th century, and it was replaced by more humane methods of stone extraction.
Lithotomy position is the most commonly used position for TURP.
The treatment options for these calculi in such situations include extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL), percutaneous lithotomy, and laparoscopy [1-3].
In their report, the inspectors added: "The equipment in the maternity unit was old and we witnessed the unacceptable practice of a member of staff supporting a birthing mother's leg as the lithotomy pole (stirrup) was broken.
The blanket accommodates both lithotomy and supine positions with arms extended or tucked.
Using lithotomy supports that avoid calf compression
He then talked about APER in lithotomy recurrence and survival.
In asymptomatic cases, symptoms may start in later years with the carrying of heavy loads, excessive exercise, lithotomy position, childbirth, or spinal trauma.
Girls need draping and lithotomy position for a proper exam.
In lithotomy position and under general anesthesia a circumcisional incision was made and the penis was degloved.
That when people get into the hands of unskillful operators--as when, for instance, in performing lithotomy, the surgeon finds his way into the cellular substance between the bladder and the rectum--it would be merciful to thoroughly intoxicate them, either with ether or any other drug, we freely admit; but that this vaunted process will prove, in all cases, so entirely free from danger, we do not believe.