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debulking

 [de-bulk´ing]
removal of a major portion of the material that composes a lesion, such as the surgical removal of most of a tumor so that there is less tumor load for subsequent treatment by chemotherapy or radiation. Called also cytoreduction.

debulking

/de·bulk·ing/ (de-bulk´ing) cytoreduction; removal of the major portion of the material composing a lesion.

Debulking

General term used for surgeries in which subcutaneous tissue is removed from lymphodemous limb.
Mentioned in: Lymphedema

debulking

removal of excess bulk of tissue from a lesion either to assist in healing or as an adjunct to chemotherapy.
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Using imaging proteins to watch in real time how the virus combated the cancer, Shah's team notices that the gel kept the stem cells alive longer, which allowed the virus to replicate and kill any residual cells that were not cut out during the debulking surgery.
The patient's medical history was complex, with a history of subtotal CH resection with tracheostomy at 4 days old, followed by multiple debulking operations and a glossectomy over the following four years.
Overall survival was not significantly different at a median of 33 months with neoadjuvant chemotherapy-interval debulking surgery group (NACT-IDS) and 29 months with primary debulking surgery, said Dr.
Further surgical debulking was performed with radical prostatectomy as the tumour now was adherent to and appeared to involve the prostate gland.
In concert, the system allows subsequent revascularization by debulking, balloon angioplasty and stent placement.
Urgent debulking of the epidural tumour and a T9/10 laminectomy were performed.
Resection and debulking of the tumours followed with extensive surgery to the spine, liver and femur.
Neoadjuvant therapy has a potential role in patients who are very sick with other comorbidities, but it is not a replacement for debulking.
Fiber-placement head on a robotic arm applies some heat while compaction roller on a head allows work on concave surfaces with minimal secondary debulking.
Clinicopathologic information documented at the time of surgery included tumor stage, grade, histotype, residual tumor size, and debulking success.
3) Many patients proceed with a second debulking surgery with postoperative therapies that include stereotactic radiosurgery, brachytherapy implants, immunotherapy, intracavitary chemotherapy, and conventional IV chemotherapy.