chemosurgery

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chemosurgery

 [ke″mo-ser´jer-e]
the removal of diseased tissue after first chemically treating it.

che·mo·sur·ger·y

(kē'mō-ser'jer-ē),
Excision of diseased tissue after it has been fixed in situ by chemical means.

chemosurgery

(kē′mō-sûr′jə-rē, kĕm′ō-)
n.
Selective destruction of tissue by use of chemicals, as for removing malignant skin lesions.

che′mo·sur′gi·cal (-jĭ-kəl) adj.

chemosurgery

Mohs' micrographic technique Plastic surgery A technique for excising superficial, locally invasive, tumor microfingerlets of primary, nonmelanoma skin CA, yielding a cure rate of > 98% for broad, superficial skin CAs, best for > 1-2 cm recurrent tumors, recurrence-prone sites–nose, eyes, ears, aggressive histologic subtypes–eg, morphea-like or metatypical BCC. See Basal cell carcinoma. Cf Chemical peel.

che·mo·sur·ger·y

(kē'mō-sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Excision of diseased tissue after it has been fixed in situ by chemical means.

chemosurgery

The use of chemicals to destroy unwanted tissue.