nephrolithotomy


nephrolithotomy
Incision into the kidney for the removal of a renal calculus. [nephro- + G. lithos, stone, + tome, incision]

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neph·ro·li·thot·o·my -li-'thät-ə-mē n, pl -mies the surgical operation of removing a calculus from the kidney

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n.
the surgical removal of a stone from the kidney by an incision into the kidney substance. It is normally performed in combination with an incision into the renal pelvis (see pyelolithotomy). See also percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

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neph·ro·li·thot·o·my (nef″ro-lĭ-thotґə-me) [nephrolith + -tomy] the removal of renal calculi by an incision through the kidney.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • nephrolithotomy — n. the surgical removal of a stone from the kidney by an incision into the kidney substance. It is normally performed in combination with an incision into the renal pelvis (see pyelolithotomy). See also: percutaneous nephrolithotomy …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • nephrolithotomy — /nef roh li thot euh mee/, n., pl. nephrolithotomies. Surg. incision or opening of a kidney pelvis for removal of a calculus. [1840 50; NEPHROLITH + O + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • nephrolithotomy — noun The removal of a renal calculus by incision into the kidney …   Wiktionary

  • nephrolithotomy — n. surgical removal of kidney stones (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nephrolithotomy — neph·ro·li·thot·o·my …   English syllables

  • nephrolithotomy — ˌnefrələ̇ˈthäd.əmē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary nephrolith + o + tomy : the surgical operation of removing a calculus from the kidney * * * /nef roh li thot euh mee/, n., pl. nephrolithotomies. Surg. incision or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy — (PCNL) is a surgical procedure to remove stones from the kidney by a small puncture wound (up to about 1 cm) through the skin. It is most suitable to remove stones of more than 2 cm in size. It is usually done under general anesthesia or spinal… …   Wikipedia

  • percutaneous nephrolithotomy — a technique of removing stones from the kidney via a nephroscope passed into the kidney through a track from the skin surface previously established by the presence of a catheter. * * * nephrolithotomy using an endoscope that penetrates the skin …   Medical dictionary

  • Нефролитотомия Чрескожная (Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy) — метод удаления камней из почки с помощью нефроскопа, который вводится в почку через поверхность кожи после введения в нее катетера. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • percutaneous nephrolithotomy — PCNL a technique of removing stones from the kidney via a nephroscope passed into the kidney through a track from the skin surface previously established by the presence of a catheter …   The new mediacal dictionary


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