Munchausen syndrome, in which the patient wants abdominal surgery.
[lap-er-uh-tohm] /ˈlæp ər əˌtoʊm/ noun, Surgery. 1. a cutting instrument for performing a laparotomy.
[lap-uh-rot-uh-mahyz] /ˌlæp əˈrɒt əˌmaɪz/ verb (used with object), laparotomized, laparotomizing. Surgery. 1. to perform a on.
[lap-uh-rot-uh-mee] /ˌlæp əˈrɒt ə mi/ noun, plural laparotomies. Surgery. 1. incision through the abdominal wall. 2. incision into the loin, especially for access to the abdominal cavity. /ˌlæpəˈrɒtəmɪ/ noun (pl) -mies 1. surgical incision through the abdominal wall, esp to investigate the cause of an abdominal disorder 2. surgical incision into the loin laparotomy lap·a·rot·o·my […]
- Laparotomy pad
laparotomy pad n. A pad made from several layers of gauze folded into a rectangular shape and used especially as a sponge for packing off the viscera in abdominal operations. Also called abdominal pad.