- Surgery. laparotomy with a small incision into the abdomen, often no more than 1 inch (2.5 cm), used especially for tubal ligation.
Origin of minilaparotomy
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- A method of female sterilization by surgical ligation of the fallopian tubes, performed through a small incision above the pubic symphysis.
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