choledochotomy

noun
cho·​led·​o·​chot·​o·​my | \ -ˈkät-ə-mē How to pronounce choledochotomy (audio) \
plural choledochotomies

Medical Definition of choledochotomy

: surgical incision of the common bile duct Patients with clonorchiasis are usually asymptomatic and treatment is limited to complications. Treatment consists of cholecystectomy, choledochotomy, and T-tube drainage.— Walter G. Sullivan and Lawrence J. Koep, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 23 May 1980

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“Choledochotomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/choledochotomy. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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