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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

re·sec·tion

(rē-sek'shŭn),
1. A procedure performed for the specific purpose of removal, as in removal of articular ends of one or both bones forming a joint.
2. To remove a part.
3. Synonym(s): excision (1)
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resection

(rĭ-sĕk′shən)
n.
Surgical removal of all or part of an organ, tissue, or structure.
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resection

 Excision Surgical removal of a tumor or organ. See Abdominal-perineal resection, Colon resection, Endometrial resection, En bloc resection, Gastrocnemius resection, Human factors resection, Laparoscopic resection, Laparoscopic-assisted resection, Oncologic resection, Wedge resection.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

re·sec·tion

(rē-sek'shŭn)
1. A procedure performed for the specific purpose of removal of a significant part of an organ or bodily structure; may be partial or complete.
2. To remove a part.
3. Synonym(s): excision (1) .
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resection

(re-sek'shon) [L. resectio, a cutting off]
Partial or complete excision of a bone or other structure.

bilateral carotid body resection

Abbreviation: BCBR
A rarely used method of treating carotid sinus syncope that relies on the bilateral surgical removal of the carotid bodies.
See: carotid body; carotid sinus syncope

gastric resection

Surgical resection of all or a part of the stomach.

piecemeal resection

Removal of a structure from the body, e.g., a polyp from the colon, in small bits or stages.

submucous resection

Removal of tissue below the mucosa, esp. excision of cartilaginous tissue beneath the mucosal tissue of the nose.
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TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION OF THE PROSTATE

transurethral resection of the prostate

Abbreviation: TUR, TURP
The removal of prostatic tissue using a device inserted through the urethra.
See: prostatectomy; illustration

wedge resection

Surgical removal of a triangular-shaped piece of tissue, e.g., from the lung, gastrointestinal tract, uterus, ovary, or other organs. Wedge resection is often used to remove malignant tissue.

window resection

Resection of a portion of the nasal septum after reflection of a flap of mucous membrane.
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resection

Surgical removal of any part of the body or of diseased tissue.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Resection

The surgical removal of part of an organ or body structure, as in rib resection.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

resection 

A surgical procedure used in strabismus in which a portion of an extraocular muscle is removed (usually at its insertion) and the muscle is reattached at or near the original site of insertion. This is carried out to shorten and strengthen the muscle. See enophthalmos; recession; strabismus surgery.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

re·sec·tion

(rē-sek'shŭn)
1. A procedure performed for the specific purpose of removal of a significant part of an organ or bodily structure; may be partial or complete.
2. To remove a part.
3. Synonym(s): excision (1) .
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012