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Cystotomy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cystotomy The act or practice of opening cysts; esp., the operation of cutting into the bladder, as for the extraction of a calculus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cystotomy In surgery, the operation of opening encysted tumors for the discharge of morbid matter; specifically, the operation of cutting into the urinary bladder for the extraction of a stone or for any other purpose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cystotomy the operation of cutting into the bladder to remove extraneous matter
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. bladder + to cut: cf. F. cystotomie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. cystis—Gr. kystis, a bladder.

Usage

In literature:

In such a case a cystotomy would be indicated were the bullet discovered in the viscus.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
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