mini laparotomy

minilaparotomy

[min-ee-lap-uh-rot-uh-mee]
noun, plural minilaparotomies.
Surgery, laparotomy with a small incision into the abdomen, often no more than 1 inch (2.5 cm), used especially for tubal ligation.

Origin:
mini- + laparotomy

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minilaparotomy min·i·lap·a·rot·o·my (mĭn'ē-lāp'ə-rŏt'ə-mē)
n.
A method of female sterilization by surgical ligation of the fallopian tubes, performed through a small incision above the pubic symphysis.

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