conservative surgery


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An operation that is the least aggressive, often most tissue-conserving therapy for a condition—e.g., lumpectomy rather than mastectomy for localized breast cancer

conservative surgery

Surgery in which as much as possible of a part or structure is retained. It is often an equally effective alternative to radical surgery.
See also: surgery
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This research analyzes the factors affecting the interval (number of days) between the breast conservative surgery and radiotherapy.
Their study of 46 breast cancer patients treated with breast conservative surgery analyzed the effect of delayed initiation or radiotherapy with respect to chemotherapy status.
To analyze the factors affecting the interval (number of days) between the breast conservative surgery and radiotherapy, this study used the data on patient characteristics derived from the database of the Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR).
To determine which factors influence the treatment of localized invasive breast cancer in female patients, the interval between breast conservative surgery and radiotherapy is estimated as shown in the following equation:
The dependent variable in this study is the number of days between the breast conservative surgery and radiotherapy.
2006) findings and constructs the interval between breast conservative surgery and radiotherapy into a dichotomous variable, with a 90-day cut-off.
The standard of care for these tumors has been hysterectomy with bilateral adnexectomy, but because borderline tumors more commonly affect women of reproductive age, some physicians recommend conservative surgery to preserve fertility.
All were still alive a median of 6 years and 3 months after conservative surgery, which consisted of unilateral adnexectomy in 19 patients, unilateral adnexectomy with a contralateral cystectomy in 5, and unilateral cystectomy in 1 patient, Dr.
10) In 2001, 2 reports of mesenchymal tumors treated with conservative surgery were published; Ianniello et al (6) reported using vertical hemilaryngectomy, and Veivers et al (10) used supracricoid partial laryngectomy with cricohyoidoepiglottopexy.
4] Conservative surgery is the mainstay of treatment, although sound oncologic principles must be applied.
Because of the indolent growth of chondrosarcomas, recurrences can often be treated by additional conservative surgery.
These patients were not good candidates for conservative surgery.

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