exploratory operation


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operation

 [op″er-a´shun]
1. any action performed with instruments or by the hands of a surgeon; see also method, procedure, surgery, and technique. For specific operations, see the specific name, such as blalock-taussig operation.
2. the performance of a mental or physical task in an orderly manner.
cosmetic operation one intended to remove or correct a deformity in an esthetically acceptable manner.
exploratory operation incision into the body for determination of the cause of otherwise unexplainable symptoms.
flap operation any operation involving the raising of a flap of tissue.
intellectual o's in space the mental manipulation of spatial relationships, a cognitive performance component of occupational therapy.
radical operation one involving extensive resection of tissues for the complete extirpation of disease.

exploratory operation

Etymology: L, explorare, to search out, operari, to work
surgical intervention to find the cause of a disorder by opening a body cavity or organ and examining the interior.

operation

1. any action performed with instruments or by the hands of a surgeon; a surgical procedure.
2. an agricultural, farming undertaking, e.g. cow-calf operation; an enterprise.
3. any effect produced by a therapeutic agent. For specific operations, see the specific name, such as Caslick operation.

cosmetic operation
one intended to remove or correct a deformity in an esthetically acceptable manner.
covered operation
one performed without exposing the part to the external air or to the possibility of confined tissues or organs escaping, e.g. covered castration.
exploratory operation
incision into the body for determination of the cause of otherwise unexplainable symptoms.
flap operation
any operation involving the raising of a flap of tissue.
radical operation
one involving extensive resection of tissues for the complete extirpation of disease.
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I've already had an exploratory operation and had it cleaned out but it's still affecting me and it needs sorting.
Leicester skipper Steve Walsh played in the match and battled through the pain barrier before going into hospital on Tuesday for an exploratory operation on his left knee.
Declan Fitzpatrick replaces tighthead prop BJ Botha who will have an exploratory operation on an elbow injury on Friday.
appeared to have broken her leg as she landed in the sand at the world trials in Manchester, but scans and an exploratory operation revealed that she has ruptured ligaments.
Wolves defender Paul Butler may miss the remainder of the season for an exploratory operation on his groin
Of course, we missed Sean Long on Sunday because unfortunately he has had to have an exploratory operation on his knee and we will be monitoring his progress week by week.
The family is calling on health chiefs to explain how the aggressive anaplastic lymphoma, which grew around her diaphragm and spinal column, went undiagnosed by medics at the town's Princess of Wales Hospital, even though they examined her several times and carried out an exploratory operation.
ASTON VILLA'S former Sunderland goalkeeper Thomas SArensen is to undergo an exploratory operation to discover the full extent of the knee injury he suffered during Saturday's Premiership clash with Middlesbrough.
It's like an exploratory operation but you don't need a recovery period.
He'll have an exploratory operation and the specialist will take it from there.
Villa keeper Thomas Sorensen is to undergo an exploratory operation to discover the full extent of the knee injury suffered during Saturday's clash with Middlesbrough.
PSV's club doctor Cees Rein van der Hoogenband discovered the rupture when he carried out an exploratory operation on van Nistelrooy's right knee.

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