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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.

ex·ci·sion

(ek-sizh'ŭn), Avoid the misspelling exision.
1. The act of cutting out; the surgical removal of part or all of a structure or organ. Synonym(s): resection (3)
2. molecular biology a recombination event in which a genetic element is removed.
3. The enzymatic removal of a segment of a biopolymer.
Synonym(s): exeresis
[L. excido, to cut out]

excision

/ex·ci·sion/ (ek-sizh´un) resection; removal of a portion or all of an organ or other structure.excis´ional

excision

[iksish′ən]
Etymology: L, ex + caedere, to cut
1 the process of cutting out or off.
2 (in molecular genetics) the process by which a genetic element is removed from a strand of deoxyribonucleic acid. Compare resection. excise, v.

excision

Medtalk Surgical removal

ex·ci·sion

(ek-sizh'ŭn)
1. The act of cutting out; the surgical removal of part or all of a structure or organ.
Synonym(s): resection (3) .
2. molecular biology A recombination event in which a genetic element is removed.
See also: resection
Synonym(s): exeresis.
[L. excido, to cut out]

excision

(ek-sizh′ŏn) [L. excisio]
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WIDE AND DEEP EXCISION OF SKIN AND SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUES: A treatment for melanoma
The act of cutting away or taking out. See: illustration

tangential excision

In burn management or surgery, removal of the outer layer of devitalized tissue by shaving it off at an angle. Blood loss can be a significant complication.

total mesorectal excision

Removal of the mesentery of the rectum, including its lymphoid and vascular tissue, during surgery for rectal adenocarcinoma.

excision

Cutting off and removing completely.

excision

the removal of a DNA fragment from a DNA molecule.

Excision

The process of excising, removing, or amputating.
Mentioned in: Herniated Disk

ex·ci·sion

(ek-sizh'ŭn) Avoid the misspelling exision.
Act of cutting out; surgical removal of part or all of a structure or organ.
[L. excido, to cut out]

excision

removal, as of an organ, by cutting which may be by steel scalpel, cryosurgery or electrosurgery.

excision DNA repair
comprises four distinct sequential steps—incision, in which the damaged base is recognized, excision, resynthesis and ligation.
excision en bloc
see en bloc resection.
radical excision
extensive removal, usually of a tumor mass, which includes surrounding tissues which might be involved and sometimes regional lymph nodes as well.
shave excision
biopsy of superficial lesions of the gingival mucosa can be performed with a scalpel blade, slicing off a thin layer from the surface, without the need for sutures to close the defect.
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Scalp reconstruction is challenging after wide excision, not because of the amount of tissue lacking but because of complex defect.
The interval from biopsy to definitive wide excision does not make a whit of difference other than dealing with patient anxiety, which is important.
All lesions underwent wide excision with final margins of 1 cm or more.
7 Wide excision is the treatment of choice for abdomi-nal wall endometrioma as well as for recurrent lesions.
Oncologic and cosmetic outcome in patients with breast cancer treated with wide excision, transposition of adipose tissue with latissimus dorsi muscle and axillary dissection followed by radiotherapy.
The histology on the wide excision specimen showed that the lesion was symmetrical and well circumscribed with a polypoid proliferation of darkly pigmented melanocytes and a mitotic rate "well below 1/[mm.
Cyst qualities dictate technique There are 3 main techniques for the removal of sebaceous cysts: traditional wide excision, minimal excision, and punch biopsy excision.
ORLANDO -- Interim results from the Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy Trial show a significant improvement in disease-free survival at 5 years for primary melanoma patients who underwent lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy after wide excision.
Varying surgical procedures have been used in the management of DF, including local curettage, wide excision, resection, or mandibulectomy.
Medical therapy with antibiotics, steroids, and hormones is often ineffective, leaving surgery with wide excision of the affected area as the only reasonably effective therapeutic approach, said Dr.
4,5) Multiple surgical procedures like local and wide excision and amputation including ray amputation are used to cure the disease completely.