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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.

wedge re·sec·tion

1. removal of a wedge-shaped portion of the ovary; used in the treatment of virilizing disorders of ovarian origin, such as the polycystic ovarian syndrome.
2. a lung resection in which only the lesion and a small piece of lung are removed (as opposed to a lobectomy or segmentectomy).

wedge resection

n.
Surgical removal of a wedge-shaped portion of tissue, as of the ovary.

wedge resection

the surgical excision of part of an organ, such as part of an ovary containing a cyst. The segment excised may be wedge-shaped.

wedge resection

A triangular piece of tissue removed in surgery, most commonly obtained in 2 distinct contexts Gynecology A cuneiform section from an ovary which, by an unknown mechanism, may induce ovulation in polycystic ovaries, usually performed after clomiphene and gonadotropic therapy have failed to correct infertility in ♀ with polycystic ovaries–Stein-Leventhal syndrome Surgical oncology A wedge of lung, often subpleural, which contains a small radiologically identified lesion, which may harbor a single focus of malignancy

wedge re·sec·tion

(wej rē-sek'shŭn)
Removal of a wedge-shaped portion of the ovary; used in the treatment of virilizing disorders of ovarian origin, such as the polycystic ovarian syndrome.

wedge resection

excision of wedge-shaped section of bone, allowing shaft realignment; e.g. Akin procedure

resection

excision of a portion of an organ or other structure.

en bloc resection
radical resection or amputation.
gastric resection
partial gastrectomy.
lateral ear resection
a surgical procedure, usually performed in dogs with otitis externa, in which the lateral cartilaginous plate of the vertical portion of the external ear canal is removed, thereby exposing the horizontal canal for drainage and easier application of topical medications. See also formston-mccunn method, lacroix operation, zepp operation.
submucosal resection
a procedure in which the mucosa, e.g. of a prolapsed vagina, is stripped from a circumferential segment and the opposing edges sutured so as to take a tuck in the length of the wall of the viscus.
vertical ear canal resection
total removal of the vertical portion of the external ear canal. Performed in dogs with chronic otitis externa with severe hyperplasia of the meatal epithelium without involvement of the horizontal canal.
wedge resection
removal of a triangular mass of tissue.
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Following a PET scan, which shows no evidence of metastasis, curative surgical wedge resection is done.
Late development of posterior pelvic instability presenting with sacroiliac pain has been reported in the literature, sometimes up to 20 years after wedge resection of the pubic symphysis.
Treatment often involves different degrees of surgical intervention including wedge resection, polypectomy, suture ligation, band ligation, and sometimes bowel resection.
Comparison of liver function tests after hepatic lobectomy and hepatic wedge resection.
He diagnosed her as suffering from ovarian cysts,and recommended a procedure called a wedge resection.
If the patient's symptoms are systemic and possibly reflective of PET fiber reactions, a wedge resection of the cornua may provide more peace of mind that PET fibers will not be left in situ.
However, especially in ground-glass lesions, it is possible that the wedge resection is all that is planned and as a result the margin will be important.
Rates and patterns of recurrence for percutaneous radiofrequency ablation and open wedge resection for solitary colorectal liver metastasis.
Surgical correction of congenital entropion in related Boer goat kids using a combination of Hotz-Celsus and lateral eyelid wedge resection procedure.