bursectomy


Also found in: Wikipedia.

bursectomy

 [bur-sek´to-me]
excision of a bursa.

bur·sec·to·my

(ber-sek'tō-mē),
Surgical removal of a bursa.
[bursa + G. ektomē, excision]

bursectomy

(bər-sĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of a bursa.

bursectomy

[bərsek′təmē]
Etymology: Gk, byrsa, wineskin, ektomē, cutting out
the excision of a bursa.

bursectomy

Surgical removal of a bursa, usually due to treatment-refractory inflammation.

bursectomy

 Surgical drainage and removal of a bursa

bur·sec·to·my

(bŭr-sek'tŏ-mē)
Surgical removal of a bursa.
[bursa + G. ektomē, excision]

bursectomy

excision of a bursa.

neonatal bursectomy
an experimental procedure that removes the bursa of Fabricius, either surgically, hormonally or through infection with the virus of infectious bursal disease. The resulting immunodeficient chick is useful in immunological studies because of the loss of B lymphocytes.
References in periodicals archive ?
Avian thymus and bursa of fabricius play an important role in the development of immunological competence as neonatal surgical or embryonic hormonal bursectomy in chicken greatly reduced subsequent antibody forming capacity (Mueller et al.
Effects of immunosuppression on avian coccidiosis: cyclosporin A but not hormonal bursectomy abrogates host protective immunity.
8) While it is certainly possible that the tendon was also weakened from the two corticosteroid injections and that the cause of the rupture was multifactorial, for the aforementioned reasons, we feel an injury during the prepatellar bursectomy may have contributed to the rupture.
Effect of in ovo bursectomy on the course of an infectious bronchitis virus infection in line C White Leghorn chickens.