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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.

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)

resection

/re·sec·tion/ (-sek´shun) excision.
root resection  apicoectomy.
transurethral resection of the prostate  (TURP), transurethral prostatic resection resection of the prostate by means of an instrument passed through the urethra.
wedge resection  removal of a triangular mass of tissue.

resection

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

resection

[risek′shən]
the excision of a significant part of an organ or structure. Resection of an organ may be partial or complete. One type of resection is a wedge resection. resect, v.

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.

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) .

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.

resection

Surgical removal of any part of the body or of diseased tissue.

Resection

The surgical removal of part of an organ or body structure, as in rib resection.

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.

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) .

resection,

n excision of a considerable portion of an organ.
resection, root,

resection

excision of a portion of an organ or other structure.

en bloc resection
radical resection or amputation.
gastric resection
partial gastrectomy.
lateral ear resection
a surgical procedure, usually performed in dogs with otitis externa, in which the lateral cartilaginous plate of the vertical portion of the external ear canal is removed, thereby exposing the horizontal canal for drainage and easier application of topical medications. See also formston-mccunn method, lacroix operation, zepp operation.
submucosal resection
a procedure in which the mucosa, e.g. of a prolapsed vagina, is stripped from a circumferential segment and the opposing edges sutured so as to take a tuck in the length of the wall of the viscus.
vertical ear canal resection
total removal of the vertical portion of the external ear canal. Performed in dogs with chronic otitis externa with severe hyperplasia of the meatal epithelium without involvement of the horizontal canal.
wedge resection
removal of a triangular mass of tissue.