noun, plural lap·a·rot·o·mies. Surgery.
Examples from the Web for laparotomy
Is laparotomy licit when performed for extrauterine pregnancy or ectopic gestation?Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
Both were operations for the delivery of women by laparotomy, and in each case the centre of respiration was overwhelmed.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation|Austin O'Malley
Under satisfactory conditions a laparotomy would be here indicated.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900|George Henry Makins
Delivery through the flank (Cæsarean section, or laparotomy).Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
The following table by Ashhurst12 shows the results of laparotomy.