Wertheim operation

Wert·heim op·er·a·tion

(vārt'him),
a radical operation for carcinoma of the uterus in which as much as possible of the vagina is excised with concomitant wide lymph node excision.
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Wert·heim op·er·a·tion

(vārt'hīm op-ĕr-ā'shŭn)
A radical operation for carcinoma of the uterus in which as much as possible of the vagina is excised and there is wide lymph node excision.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Wertheim,

Ernst, Austrian gynecologist, 1864-1920.
Schauta-Wertheim operation
Wertheim clamp
Wertheim deep surgery scissors
Wertheim forceps
Wertheim hysterectomy
Wertheim needle holder
Wertheim operation - a radical surgery for carcinoma of the uterus.
Wertheim vaginal forceps
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Because of the vaginal bleeding the decision was made to refer her to the gynaecologist who reported carcinoma of the corpus uteri requiring a Wertheim operation. This was complicated by a chest infection that proved difficult to treat.