cholecystectomy

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cholecystectomy

[‚kō·lə‚sis′tek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of the gallbladder and cystic duct.
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The learning curve for laparoscopic cholecystotomy. The Southern Surgeons Club.
Cholecystotomy was reported and recommended by Jean-Louis Petit in 1743 after he had mistakenly opened the gall bladder when attempting to drain what he thought was an abdominal wall abscess.
He was successfully treated with a laparotomy, adhesiolysis and cholecystotomy and went on to make a good recovery.