choledochotomy

[kuh-led-i-kot-uh-mee, koh-luh-doh-kot-, kol-i-]
noun, plural choledochotomies. Surgery.
incision of the common bile duct.

Origin:
1890–95; < Neo-Latin choledoch(us) (see choledochostomy) + -o- + -tomy

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choledochotomy cho·led·o·chot·o·my (kə-lěd'ə-kŏt'ə-mē)
n.
Incision into the common bile duct.

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The argument in favour of immediate choledochotomy is that the duct may be cleared in one sitting.
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