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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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If carcinoma cells are found at the surgical margins, the excision area is enlarged and frozen section control is repeated.
Excision of lesions with a margin of safety is important, and we suggest that this margin can be 1 cm.
Clinicians who work in specialized clinics may remove less cervical tissue during excision than other clinicians do, minimizing the risk of later preterm delivery
In our case, this patient had undergone 9 excisions and multiple skin grafts over the last 20 years, resulting ultimately in a chronic non-healing ulcer with associated pain and a requirement for regular dressings.
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.
2] laser for excision, followed by serial postoperative steroid injections.
The patient underwent a wide transanal full-thickness local excision.
Separate groin excisions are contraindicated in patients who have clinically positive lymph nodes.
Wagman, chairman of the division of surgery at City of Hope Cancer Center, said the study fell short of convincing him to stop advising radiation for DCIS patients who chose excision over masectomy.
20-22] Thermal artifact has been reported more frequently for endocervical excisions of the ELECTZ conization than for simple loop excision.
Tami Karni of the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel, and the Breast Care Institute, Assaf Harofe Medical Center, Israel, the primary objective of breast conservation surgery today is to achieve complete excision of tumors surrounded by a rim of pathology-free tissue.
The patient underwent a two-stage hemipelvic replacement; tumour excision was undertaken initially and a temporary spacer inserted after which a custom-made prosthesis was manufactured and inserted (Fig.