Definitions for hysterotomyˌhɪs təˈrɒt ə mi
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hys•ter•ot•o•myˌhɪs təˈrɒt ə mi(n.)(pl.)-mies.
the operation of cutting into the uterus, as in a Cesarean.
Origin of hysterotomy:
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
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.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An incision in the uterus, performed through either the abdomen or the vagina.
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