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inoperable

 [in-op´er-ah-b'l]
not susceptible to treatment by surgery.

in·op·er·a·ble

(in-op'ĕr-ă-bĕl), Avoid confusing this word with inoperative.
Denoting that which cannot be operated on, or a condition that cannot likely be cured by surgery.

inoperable

/in·op·er·a·ble/ (in-op´er-ah-b'l) not susceptible to treatment by surgery.

inoperable

(ĭn-ŏp′ər-ə-bəl, -ŏp′rə-)
adj.
1. Not functioning; inoperative.
2. Unsuitable for a surgical procedure: an inoperable tumor.

in·op′er·a·bil′i·ty n.
in·op′er·a·bly adv.

inoperable

[inop′ərəbəl]
Etymology: L, in + operari, to work
pertaining to a medical condition that would not benefit from surgical intervention or for which the risk outweighs the benefits.

inoperable

adjective Referring to a Pt's condition, especially, a disseminated CA, that won't benefit from surgery

in·op·er·a·ble

(in-op'ĕr-ă-bĕl)
Denoting a condition that which cannot be operated on, or cannot be corrected or removed by an operation.

inoperable

Referring to the stage in a disease, normally treated by surgery, beyond which surgery is not feasible or useful. The term is commonly applied to cancer that has spread widely. Many conditions once universally considered inoperable are now treated by surgery.

inoperable

not susceptible to treatment by surgery.
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Data Source: Data are from CHEST-1, a trial of 261 patients with inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, and PATENT-1, a trial of 443 patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
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The appeals court held that the inmates stated a claim against the county and a sheriff for deliberate indifference where there was a nexus between the county's sphere of responsibility and jail conditions that were alleged to have caused a substantial risk of harm, including the dilapidated condition of the jail, inoperable locks, lack of surveillance and under-staffing.
At most, protection against three concurrent inoperable drives is achieved, but at the cost of expensive mirroring.
The patients, average age 65, had lung cancer that was either inoperable or was no longer responding to radiation treatment or chemotherapy.
Completion of a 42,000 square-foot disaster recovery trading facility at Brooklyn's MetroTech Center Means financial traders can be back in operation within 24 hours if their primary trading rooms are rendered inoperable by fire, flood and other disasters.
Surgery is usual for tumours, but if a cancer is small or hidden it can be inoperable - and radiotherapy kills off healthy tissue.