Descriptor English: Laparotomy
Descriptor Spanish: Laparotomía
Descriptor laparotomía
Scope note: Incisión en la PARED ABDOMINAL entre las COSTILLAS y la PELVIS.
Descriptor Portuguese: Laparotomia
Descriptor French: Laparotomie
Entry term(s): Laparotomies
Tree number(s): E04.406
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Incision into the side of the abdomen between the ribs and pelvis.
Annotation: avoid: not a coordinate for operative surgery on abdominal organs; prefer / surg with specific organ; restrict to technique of surgical incision of abdominal wall at any point; usually exploratory
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
DeCS ID: 7991
Unique ID: D007813
NLM Classification: WI 980
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/17
Laparotomy - Preferred
Concept UI M0012216
Scope note Incision into the side of the abdomen between the ribs and pelvis.
Preferred term Laparotomy
Entry term(s) Laparotomies
Minilaparotomy - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0012217
Preferred term Minilaparotomy
Entry term(s) Minilaparotomies

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