Definitions for hysterotomyˌhɪs təˈrɒt ə mi
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surgical incision into the uterus (as in cesarean section)
The surgical procedure of making an incision in the uterus, commonly combined with a laparotomy during a caesarean section.
the Caesarean section. See under Caesarean
Origin: [Gr. "yste`ra womb + te`mnein to cut: cf. F. hystrotomie.]
A hysterotomy is an incision in the uterus, commonly combined with a laparotomy during a caesarean section. Hysterotomies are also performed during fetal surgery. In fetal surgery, without inhibition of uterine contractions, premature labor is a complication that occurs in 100% of hysterotomy cases. It can be inhibited by tocolytics.
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An incision in the uterus, performed through either the abdomen or the vagina.
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