noun (plural cystotomies)
A surgical incision into the urinary bladder.
- Intraoperative complications are uncommon, though haemorrhage, haematoma, and cystotomy may occur.
- Both cystotomies were repaired intraoperatively with a two-layer closure using an absorbable suture.
- Single layer appositional closure is recommended for most cystotomies and particularly for thick-walled bladders.
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