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choledochotomy

noun cho·led·o·chot·o·my \ -ˈkät-ə-mē \

medical Definition of choledochotomy

plural choledochotomies
: 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. KoepThe Journal of the American Medical Association23 May 1980

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