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  • Bronchotomy — Bron*chot o*my, n. (Surg.) An incision into the windpipe or larynx, including the operations of tracheotomy and laryngotomy. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bronchotomy — is a medical term used to describe a surgical incision into the throat; now largely superseded by the terms laryngotomy, thyrotomy and tracheotomy, which indicate more accurately the place of incision.References*1911 …   Wikipedia

  • bronchotomy — Incision of a bronchus. * * * bron·chot·o·my (brong kotґə me) [broncho + tomy] surgical incision of a bronchus …   Medical dictionary

  • bronchotomy — n. operation to open the trachea or windpipe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • List of surgical procedures — Surgical procedures have long and possibly daunting names. The meaning of many surgical procedure names can often be understood if the name is broken into parts. For example in splenectomy, ectomy is a suffix meaning the removal of a part of the… …   Wikipedia

  • List of -otomies — The suffix otomy is derived from the Greek suffix τόμος, tómos, meaning cutting, sharp, or separate . Medical procedures Amniotomy Androtomy Bilateral cingulotomy Bronchotomy Clitoridotomy Coeliotomy Colostomy Cordotomy Escharotomy Episiotomy… …   Wikipedia

  • History of Tracheotomy — The Evolution of the Tracheotomy Although it may go unnoticed, the tracheotomy has become a live saving procedure for many patients. It consists of making an incision in the trachea, creating an immediate airway or a site for a tracheal tube to… …   Wikipedia

  • Clitoridectomy — is the surgical removal of the clitoris. It is rarely needed as a therapeutic medical procedure, such as when cancer has developed in or spread to the clitoris. Most removals of the clitoris occur as female genital mutilation, defined by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Mastectomy — Intervention Mastectomy patient ICD 9 CM 85.4 …   Wikipedia

  • Vasectomy — Diagram showing the usual location of a vasectomy. Background Birth control type Sterilization First use 1899 (experiments fro …   Wikipedia

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