Laparotomy (Gk. lapara, flank and Gk. tomē, a cutting) is defined by Dorland1 as a “surgical incision through the flank: less correctly, but more generally, abdominal section at any point.” This operation is fundamental to all abdominal surgery.
KeywordsSubcutaneous Tissue Great Omentum Incision Site Falciform Ligament Rectus Abdominis Muscle
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