noun (plural cholecystectomies)[mass noun] Medicine
Surgical removal of the gall bladder.
- Surgeons in France reported performing the first surgical laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1987.
- People can live without a gallbladder, and the most common treatment for gallstone problems is surgical removal of the gallbladder, known as cholecystectomy (pronounced co-lee-sist-ect-omy).
- At the beginning of this keyhole surgery, this laparoscopic cholecystectomy, there were injuries noted to the bile duct; was the injury simply tying it off by mistake, or what?
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