debulking operation


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Related to debulking operation: cytoreduction, tumor debulking

de·bulk·ing op·er·a·tion

excision of a major part of a malignant tumor that cannot be completely removed.

debulking operation

(dē-bŭl′kĭng)
n.
Excision of a major part of a malignant tumor which cannot be completely removed, so as to enhance the effectiveness of subsequent radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

debulking operation

Cytoreductive surgery, debulking surgery Surgical oncology A surgical procedure to decrease mass effect by removing a portion of a tumor or dead tissue; excision of large malignant tumor masses. See Downstage.

de·bulk·ing op·er·ation

(dē-bŭlk'ing op-ĕr-ā'shŭn)
Excision of a major part of a malignant tumor that cannot be completely removed, so as to enhance the effectiveness of subsequent radio- or chemotherapy.