Definition of cystotomy in US English:

cystotomy

noun

  • A surgical incision into the urinary bladder.

    • ‘Both cystotomies were repaired intraoperatively with a two-layer closure using an absorbable suture.’
    • ‘Intraoperative complications are uncommon, though haemorrhage, haematoma, and cystotomy may occur.’
    • ‘Single layer appositional closure is recommended for most cystotomies and particularly for thick-walled bladders.’
    • ‘A cystotomy is then performed to remove all possible calculi, followed by routine closure of the bladder.’
    • ‘Surgery is equipped with the highest quality instruments, including cautery and suction, allowing us to perform many soft tissue surgeries such as ovariohysterectomies, neuters, tumor removals, cystotomies, abdominal exploratories, and much more.’
    • ‘About a third of people who have suprapubic cystotomies develop bladder stones sometimes during the first 10 years after placement.’
    • ‘Suprapubic cystotomy was routinely carried out for bladder retention, and bladder lavage for urinary infection.’
    • ‘An endoscopic suturing device has been used both to repair ruptured bladders and close cystotomies in humans and experimental animals.’
    • ‘We do nine to twelve, or more, soft tissue surgeries daily, ranging from spays, neuters, declaws, ear trims, lumpectomies, cystotomies, to elongated soft pallet resections.’
    • ‘A variety of surgical procedures are performed at our hospital including spays and neuters, wound repairs, cystotomies, tumour excisions, intestinal surgeries, and some orthopaedic surgery.’
    • ‘This device is especially useful for approximating tissues, repair of enterotomies and cystotomies, and performance of the laparoscopic Burch procedure.’
    • ‘Operative cystotomies occurred in three patients: two were repaired laparoscopically and one required laparotomy.’
    • ‘Surgeries such as Cesarean sections, fracture repairs, tumor removals, foreign body removals and cystotomies are all performed at our facility.’

Pronunciation

cystotomy

/sɪˈstɑdəmi//siˈstädəmē/