Bell's operation

Bell's operation

An obsolete procedure consisting in the division of sensory nerve trunks of the anus to control recalcitrant pruritus ani, a condition which appears to respond well to low caudal block, or if severe, chemical sympathectomy.
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Although Bell's operation went well, he revealed it was far from straightforward.
Parent company United Distillers and Vintners are closing down their Perth headquarters and relocating the Bell's operation to Harlow, Essex, with the loss of up to 160 jobs.
The controversial decision to move Bell's operation to England is a result of a global merger between once- bitter rivals Guinness and GrandMet.
Commissioners removed from debate Alltel's complaint of faulty interconnections between the incumbent carrier and its competitors and resolved it with a compact guaranteeing improvement in Southwestern Bell's operations, support systems facilities and a schedule for payments in the event of delays.
in which the Japanese electronics giant gained ownership of an estimated 47 percent of Packard Bell's operations.