chemosurgery


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chemosurgery

 [ke″mo-ser´jer-e]
the removal of diseased tissue after first chemically treating it.

che·mo·sur·ger·y

(kē'mō-ser'jer-ē),
Excision of diseased tissue after it has been fixed in situ by chemical means.

chemosurgery

/che·mo·sur·gery/ (ke″mo-ser´jer-e) destruction of tissue by chemical means for therapeutic purposes.
Mohs' chemosurgery  see under technique.

chemosurgery

(kē′mō-sûr′jə-rē, kĕm′ō-)
n.
Selective destruction of tissue by use of chemicals, as for removing malignant skin lesions.

che′mo·sur′gi·cal (-jĭ-kəl) adj.

chemosurgery

[-sur′jərē]
Etymology: Gk, chemeia + cheirourgos, surgeon
the destruction of malignant, infected, or gangrenous tissue by the application of chemicals. The technique is used successfully to remove skin cancers.

chemosurgery

Mohs' micrographic technique Plastic surgery A technique for excising superficial, locally invasive, tumor microfingerlets of primary, nonmelanoma skin CA, yielding a cure rate of > 98% for broad, superficial skin CAs, best for > 1-2 cm recurrent tumors, recurrence-prone sites–nose, eyes, ears, aggressive histologic subtypes–eg, morphea-like or metatypical BCC. See Basal cell carcinoma. Cf Chemical peel.

che·mo·sur·ger·y

(kē'mō-sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Excision of diseased tissue after it has been fixed in situ by chemical means.

chemosurgery

The use of chemicals to destroy unwanted tissue.

chemosurgery

the destruction of tissue by chemical agents for therapeutic purposes; originally applied to chemical fixation of malignant, gangrenous or infected tissue, with use of frozen sections to facilitate systematic microscopic control of its excision.