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/ec·to·my/ (ek´tah-me) [Gr.] resection.
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Errors at hospitals across the country have been revealed including the word malignant confused with non-malign (the first a cancerous growth, the latter a benign one); septic confused with aseptic (the first meaning infected, the second clean) and - ectomy with - octomy (the former requiring removal, the latter meaning an incision).
Half the patients had carotid endarter- ectomy and the other half had no intervention.
Quadrant ectomy was done, and pathologic examination showed chronic inflammation, intra- and periductal fibroadenoma, diffuse sclerosis bilaterally, and a TB lesion in the right breast.
But errors at other hospitals across the country have been revealed including the word malignant confused with non-malign (the first a cancerous growth, the latter a benign one)' septic confused with aseptic (the first meaning infected, the second clean) and - ectomy with -octomy (the former requiring removal, the latter meaning an incision).
Consultant surgeon Michael Timms took less than 10 minutes to perform the coblation tonsill- ectomy on Jessica MacNeal.
Jenna Bush, 19, was still recovering in hospital last night after the emergency append- ectomy.