Is laparotomy licit when performed for extrauterine pregnancy or ectopic gestation?
Delivery through the flank (Cæsarean section, or laparotomy).
The following table by Ashhurst12 shows the results of laparotomy.
Under satisfactory conditions a laparotomy would be here indicated.
Both were operations for the delivery of women by laparotomy, and in each case the centre of respiration was overwhelmed.
laparotomy lap·a·rot·o·my (lāp'ə-rŏt'ə-mē)
Surgical incision into the abdominal cavity through the loin or flank.