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microsurgery

 [mi″kro-ser´jer-e]
dissection of minute structures under the microscope with the use of extremely small instruments. With increasingly sophisticated operating microscopes surgeons are able to perform tissue transfers without the cumbersome standard transfer procedures, such as the tubed pedicle graft and cross-leg flap, that were once necessary to ensure adequate blood supply to the grafted part. Microvascular surgery permits anastomosis of peripheral blood vessels less than 2 mm in diameter. Similarly, microneural techniques allow the surgeon to reestablish sensation by repairing or replacing severed and damaged peripheral nerves. Because of the advances in microsurgery, it is possible to reattach amputated parts, provided the health status of the patient and the condition of the amputated part are favorable.

mi·cro·sur·ger·y

(mī'krō-sŭr'jĕr-ē),
Surgical procedures performed under the magnification of a surgical microscope.

microsurgery

A surgical procedure performed with the aid of a low-power (7x to 15x) operating microscope, using special equipment, surgical thread, clamps, and scalpels, to repair severed blood vessels, nerves or other structures. While it is primarily used in plastic surgery, microsurgical techniques are being incorporated into most other fields of surgery and may become linked with robotic surgery.

microsurgery

Surgery A surgical procedure performed with the aid of a low-power–7x to 15x microscope, using special equipment, surgical thread, clamps, scalpels, to repair severed blood vessels or nerves or other structures. See Free flap microsurgery, Laryngeal microsurgery.

mi·cro·sur·ger·y

(mī'krō-sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Surgical procedures performed under the magnification of a surgical microscope.

microsurgery

Surgery in which the operation field is magnified 2 to about 40 times by means of an operating microscope. Appropriately miniaturized operating instruments are used. This method allows a high degree of precision in the cutting, approximation and stitching (suturing) of small parts and is widely used by ophthalmologists, ENT surgeons and vascular surgeons. To a lesser extent, microsurgery is employed in gynaecology and urology.

Microsurgery

Surgery on small body structures or cells performed with the aid of a microscope and other specialized instruments.
Mentioned in: General Surgery

mi·cro·sur·ger·y

(mī'krō-sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Surgical procedures performed under the magnification of a surgical microscope.
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This RAMSES meeting is the first multi-specialty microsurgical gathering of its kind, with microsurgeons from varying fields participating including hand, plastics, reconstructive, ENT, urology, gynecology, ophthalmology, vascular, orthopedics, pediatrics and peripheral nerve.
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Slutsky, a hand surgeon, offers beginning and experienced microsurgeons an atlas containing 54 chapters of step-by-step procedures for hand microsurgery that include side-by-side photos and detailed color line drawings, anatomical considerations, indications and contraindications, and outcomes.
According to Synovis Life, microsurgeons will use the GEM SuperFine MicroClip in various specialties - plastic and reconstructive, head and neck, orthopedic and hand - in procedures ranging from breast reconstruction to tissue grafts following cancer surgery and the reattachment or repair of fingers and limbs.
With Bernard O'Brien, one of Australia's pioneering microsurgeons, he developed microsutures--needles and threads so fine that veins the size of a pin's head could be repaired or joined.
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Her joke about Bush elicited the largest laugh of the evening, as Baez explained that three microsurgeons were boastfully telling stories, trying to top one another.
In an eight- and-a-half-hour operation, two teams of microsurgeons worked together to remove her right leg below the knee and her left arm near the elbow.
When this patient mangled most of her right hand in an accident, a team of microsurgeons (doctors who use microscopes to operate on tiny body parts) "replanted" her three detached fingers and crafted a thumb from the woman's toes!
The injured man was taken to the Royal Liverpool hospital but later transferred to Whiston, where microsurgeons carried out a 16hour operation to save his hand.