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cholecystectomy Syllabification: cho·le·cys·tec·to·my
Pronunciation: /ˌkōləˌsisˈtektəmē/

Definition of cholecystectomy in English:

noun (plural cholecystectomies)

Surgical removal of the gallbladder.
Example sentences
  • 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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