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delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way) abdominal delivery , C-section , caesarean , caesarean delivery , caesarean section , caesarian , caesarian delivery , caesarian section , cesarean , cesarean delivery , cesarean section , cesarian , cesarian section
minimally invasive operation to repair a damaged joint; the surgeon examines the joint with an arthroscope while making repairs through a small incision arthroscopy
removal of gallstone through an incision in the gallbladder cholelithotomy
heart surgery in which a small incision is made (the chest cavity is not opened) closed-heart surgery
plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised cosmetic surgery , facelift , face lift , face lifting , lift , nip and tuck , rhytidectomy , rhytidoplasty
childbirth incision to make delivery easier episiotomy
surgical incision of the perineum to enlarge the vagina and so facilitate delivery during childbirth episiotomy
surgical incision into the stomach gastromy
surgical incision into the uterus (as in cesarean section) hysterotomy
surgical procedure that makes an incision in the iris of the eye in order to enlarge the pupil or to treat glaucoma iridotomy
surgical incision into the cornea keratotomy
slender endoscope inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall in order to examine the abdominal organs or to perform minor surgery laparoscope
laparotomy performed with a laparoscope that makes a small incision to examine the abdominal cavity (especially the ovaries and Fallopian tubes) laparoscopy
surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs laparotomy
any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision lesion , wound
surgical incision or division of a muscle myotomy
surgical incision into the eardrum (to relieve pressure or release pus from the middle ear) myringotomy
incision into a kidney (usually to remove a kidney stone) nephrotomy
medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body operation , surgery , surgical operation , surgical procedure , surgical process
surgical incision into the testis to obtain material for analysis (as in cases of abnormally low sperm count) orchotomy
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