capsulectomy

cap·sul·ec·to·my

(kap'sū-lek'tō-mē),
Removal of a capsule; usually refers to the smooth scar that forms around a biocompatible implant.

capsulectomy

/cap·su·lec·to·my/ (kap″su-lek´tah-me) excision of a capsule, especially a joint capsule or lens capsule.

capsulectomy

[kap′səlek′təmē]
the surgical excision of a capsule, usually the capsule of a joint or of the lens of the eye.

capsulectomy

Cosmetic surgery
As commonly used, the surgical removal of a breast implant (or any capsular implant) and the reactive fibrous tissue that develops around it, which may contract and put pressure on the implant.

Ophthalmology
The removal of the anterior or posterior capsule in patients with cataracts.

Orthopaedics
The stripping of the chondral surface of a joint in the case of flexion contractions of the elbow, hand and other joints, which may be of use in patients with osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) and rheumatoid arthritis.

capsulectomy

Cosmetic surgery The operative removal of an entire capsule and implant–especially of the breast

capsulectomy

Surgical removal of a CAPSULE or part of a capsule.

capsulectomy 

The surgical removal of the capsule of the crystalline lens. In extracapsular cataract extraction only the anterior portion of the capsule is removed. See capsulorhexis; capsulotomy.

capsulectomy

excision of a capsule, especially a joint capsule or lens capsule.
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Comparison of mechanized anterior capsulectomy and manual continuous capsulorhexis in pediatric eyes.
19) The decision to leave the capsule versus capsulectomy with explantation is surgeon preference, with consideration for capsulectomy also given to the initial implant and whether the capsule can be removed in its entirety.
Those who present with a distinct mass may have more aggressive disease, including regional lymph node involvement and even death, and require chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy in addition to capsulectomy and implant removal.
These include: manipulation under anaesthesia [23]; arthroscopic release [24-26]; open capsulectomy via anterior [27-31], posterior [13], medial [32,33], lateral [30,34-37], or combined approaches [38].
In the two previously reported cases of hip dislocation following arthroscopy, both Ranawat and coworkers (2009) and Matsuda (2009) acknowledged the role that anterior capsulotomy and capsulectomy played in the development of anterior instability.
A total capsulectomy was performed, and the pocket was copiously irrigated using saline.
If an envelope capsulotomy had been performed, the capsulectomy was completed.
A vitrectomy may also be required and in some cases a total capsulectomy and removal of the IOL may be necessary to completely remove the infection.
Despite performing capsulectomy and removal of the presumed interposed capsule, reduction could not be attained.
Tumescent technique as an adjunct to breast implant removal and capsulectomy.