nephrolithotomy
/nef'roh li thot"euh mee/, n., pl. nephrolithotomies. Surg.
incision or opening of a kidney pelvis for removal of a calculus.
[1840-50; NEPHROLITH + -O- + -TOMY]

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  • nephrolithotomy — Incision into the kidney for the removal of a renal calculus. [nephro + G. lithos, stone, + tome, incision] * * * neph·ro·li·thot·o·my li thät ə mē n, pl mies the surgical operation of removing a calculus from the kidney * …   Medical dictionary

  • nephrolithotomy — n. the surgical removal of a stone from the kidney by an incision into the kidney substance. It is normally performed in combination with an incision into the renal pelvis (see pyelolithotomy). See also: percutaneous nephrolithotomy …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • nephrolithotomy — noun The removal of a renal calculus by incision into the kidney …   Wiktionary

  • nephrolithotomy — n. surgical removal of kidney stones (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nephrolithotomy — neph·ro·li·thot·o·my …   English syllables

  • nephrolithotomy — ˌnefrələ̇ˈthäd.əmē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary nephrolith + o + tomy : the surgical operation of removing a calculus from the kidney * * * /nef roh li thot euh mee/, n., pl. nephrolithotomies. Surg. incision or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy — (PCNL) is a surgical procedure to remove stones from the kidney by a small puncture wound (up to about 1 cm) through the skin. It is most suitable to remove stones of more than 2 cm in size. It is usually done under general anesthesia or spinal… …   Wikipedia

  • percutaneous nephrolithotomy — a technique of removing stones from the kidney via a nephroscope passed into the kidney through a track from the skin surface previously established by the presence of a catheter. * * * nephrolithotomy using an endoscope that penetrates the skin …   Medical dictionary

  • Нефролитотомия Чрескожная (Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy) — метод удаления камней из почки с помощью нефроскопа, который вводится в почку через поверхность кожи после введения в нее катетера. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • percutaneous nephrolithotomy — PCNL a technique of removing stones from the kidney via a nephroscope passed into the kidney through a track from the skin surface previously established by the presence of a catheter …   The new mediacal dictionary

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