debulking


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debulking

 [de-bulk´ing]
removal of a major portion of the material that composes a lesion, such as the surgical removal of most of a tumor so that there is less tumor load for subsequent treatment by chemotherapy or radiation. Called also cytoreduction.

Debulking

General term used for surgeries in which subcutaneous tissue is removed from lymphodemous limb.
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However, some patients may require debulking procedure to improve aesthetic appearance.
Where the uterus was bigger and it was not possible to reach its fundus, debulking was done by performing myomectomy (in cases of multiple fibroids) or by the helical incision technique [5].
Our patient underwent two debridements, which served as "debulking" procedures, with resulting symptomatic improvement.
After confirmation of the histological diagnosis, the patient continued to show respiratory deterioration despite the surgical debulking and being started on broad-spectrum antibiotics and steroids.
In conjunction, the patients eligible for randomisation and treatment are those who have undergone debulking surgery, a cell line has been established, undergone leukapheresis from which sufficient monocytes were obtained as well as have an ECOG performance grade of zero or one (Karnofsky score of 70-100%), said the company.
In advanced cancers, the risk of dissemination may be outweighed by the benefits of the devices, including the debulking effect with no thermal collateral damage, as well as avoidance of the need for organ removal or resection.
Surgical debulking in combination with 6-12 months of fluconazole is often used.
She underwent radical hysterectomy and debulking procedure that showed pathology consistent with recurrent poorly differentiated SLCT with heterologous RMS.
Similarly the use of coblation or LASER for dissection and debulking was avoided in view of loss of tissue planes.
After discussion with the family regarding the patient's critically ill state and poor prognosis, a decision was made to transfer her to our facility for debulking of the tricuspid valve vegetation using the AngioVac system.
After six months, a debulking procedure was performed on his amputated stump.