[li-thot-uh-mee] /lɪˈθɒt ə mi/
noun, plural lithotomies.
surgery to remove one or more stones from an organ or duct.
noun (pl) -mies
the surgical removal of a calculus, esp one in the urinary bladder
1721, from Late Latin lithotomia, from Greek lithotomia, from lithos “stone” (see litho-) + -tomia “cutting” (see -tomy).
lithotomy li·thot·o·my (lĭ-thŏt’ə-mē)
Surgical removal of a calculus, especially from the urinary tract. Also called lithectomy.
[lith-uh-trip-see] /ˈlɪθ əˌtrɪp si/ noun, plural lithotripsies. 1. the pulverization and removal of urinary calculi using a lithotripter. /ˈlɪθəʊˌtrɪpsɪ/ noun 1. the use of ultrasound, often generated by a lithotripter, to pulverize kidney stones and gallstones in situ n. 1834, from litho- + -tripsy, from Greek tripsis “rubbing,” from tribein “to rub, thresh, pound, wear […]
- Lithotomy position
lithotomy position n. A supine position in which the hips and knees are fully flexed with the legs spread apart and raised and the feet resting in straps. Also called dorsosacral position.
[lith-uh-trip-ter] /ˈlɪθ əˌtrɪp tər/ noun 1. a device used for fragmenting kidney stones with ultrasound waves. /ˈlɪθəˌtrɪptə/ noun 1. a machine that pulverizes kidney stones by ultrasound as an alternative to their surgical removal lithotripter lith·o·trip·ter (lĭth’ə-trĭp’tər) n. A device that pulverizes kidney stones by passing shock waves through a water-filled tub in which the […]
lithotriptoscopy lith·o·trip·tos·co·py (lĭth’ə-trĭp-tŏs’kə-pē) n. The crushing of a stone in the bladder while viewing directly through a cystoscope.