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resection

 [re-sek´shun]
removal, as of an organ, by cutting; called also excision.
gastric resection gastrectomy.
root resection (root-end resection) apicoectomy.
transurethral resection of the prostate (transurethral prostatic resection) see transurethral resection of the prostate.
wedge resection removal of a triangular mass of tissue.

ex·ci·sion

(ek-sizh'ŭn), Avoid the misspelling exision.
1. The act of cutting out; the surgical removal of part or all of a structure or organ. Synonym(s): resection (3)
2. molecular biology a recombination event in which a genetic element is removed.
3. The enzymatic removal of a segment of a biopolymer.
Synonym(s): exeresis
[L. excido, to cut out]

excision

/ex·ci·sion/ (ek-sizh´un) resection; removal of a portion or all of an organ or other structure.excis´ional

excision

[iksish′ən]
Etymology: L, ex + caedere, to cut
1 the process of cutting out or off.
2 (in molecular genetics) the process by which a genetic element is removed from a strand of deoxyribonucleic acid. Compare resection. excise, v.

excision

Medtalk Surgical removal

ex·ci·sion

(ek-sizh'ŭn)
1. The act of cutting out; the surgical removal of part or all of a structure or organ.
Synonym(s): resection (3) .
2. molecular biology A recombination event in which a genetic element is removed.
See also: resection
Synonym(s): exeresis.
[L. excido, to cut out]

excision

(ek-sizh′ŏn) [L. excisio]
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WIDE AND DEEP EXCISION OF SKIN AND SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUES: A treatment for melanoma
The act of cutting away or taking out. See: illustration

tangential excision

In burn management or surgery, removal of the outer layer of devitalized tissue by shaving it off at an angle. Blood loss can be a significant complication.

total mesorectal excision

Removal of the mesentery of the rectum, including its lymphoid and vascular tissue, during surgery for rectal adenocarcinoma.

excision

Cutting off and removing completely.

excision

the removal of a DNA fragment from a DNA molecule.

Excision

The process of excising, removing, or amputating.
Mentioned in: Herniated Disk

excision

removal of part of or all of a structure

ex·ci·sion

(ek-sizh'ŭn) Avoid the misspelling exision.
Act of cutting out; surgical removal of part or all of a structure or organ.
[L. excido, to cut out]

excision (eksizh´ən),

n the act of cutting away or taking out.
excision, local,
n an excision limited to the immediate area of the lesion in question.
excision, radical,
n an excision involving not only the lesion in question but also anatomic parts remote from the site.
excision, wide,
n an excision involving the lesion in question and immediately adjacent anatomic structures.

excision

removal, as of an organ, by cutting which may be by steel scalpel, cryosurgery or electrosurgery.

excision DNA repair
comprises four distinct sequential steps—incision, in which the damaged base is recognized, excision, resynthesis and ligation.
excision en bloc
see en bloc resection.
radical excision
extensive removal, usually of a tumor mass, which includes surrounding tissues which might be involved and sometimes regional lymph nodes as well.
shave excision
biopsy of superficial lesions of the gingival mucosa can be performed with a scalpel blade, slicing off a thin layer from the surface, without the need for sutures to close the defect.
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We appreciate the comments on our report examining the necessity of surgical excision for atypical lobular hyperplasia (ALH) and lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) diagnosed on core biopsy.
Patient 2 was an elderly patient who underwent a transanal local excision with a short hospitalization period and without morbidity; there was recurrent disease 2 years later, but although the patient refused further surgical or adjuvant treatment, she continues alive 2 years after recurrent disease was evident.
Three patients with an abnormal ductogram (dilated ducts, n = 2; filling defect, n = 1) did not undergo surgical excision.
The first category of volume-displacement surgery is suitable for any small excision volume (<10% medial, <20% lateral).
2] laser for excision, followed by serial postoperative steroid injections.
However, 5 of 7 cases with DCIS showing comedo histology and a cribriform/papillary architecture showed invasive carcinoma at excision (P = .
The impact of this new, expanded application of the Intact technology means that Intact could become a welcomed first-line alternative diagnostic procedure to open surgical excision, significantly reducing patient discomfort, recovery time, and costs.
Regression of laryngeal dysplasia after serial microflap excision.
Subtotal excision of the scar tissue was performed in a manner that left the shape and thickness of the ear as close to its original state as possible.
The rate of immediate removal of the tracheal tube was four times greater in the flexible fiber group than the external excision group and two times greater than the line-of-sight CO2 laser group.
These procedures included serial excisions of the mass in order to reduce the likelihood of subsequent cicatrix.
2] laser operations, 27 excisions or biopsies of vocal fold lesions, and eight vocal fold injections with Gelfoam.