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caliorrhaphy

Pronunciation: kā′lē-ōr′a-fē

Definition:

  1. Suturing of a calix.
  2. Plastic surgery of a dilated or obstructed calix to improve urinary drainage, often requiring combination of two or more calices or the massive movement of renal pelvic epithelium to rebuild the caliceal drainage system.

[calix, + G. rhaphē, suture, seam]

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