ablative surgery


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ablative surgery

A generic term for an operative procedure in which tissue is ablated (destroyed) by diathermy, cryotherapy, abrasion or other means.

ablative surgery

Surgery in which a part is removed or destroyed.
See also: surgery
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However, very little has been reported in the literature to date regarding the reconstruction of the soft palate following ablative surgery.
NYSE:MDT), was more than twice as effective as an ablative surgery called pallidotomy in reducing the severity of advanced Parkinson's involuntary, abrupt, jerky movements and in reducing their duration.
The normal anatomy and function of the oral cavity and oropharynx are severely compromised following ablative surgery and radiotherapy to treat cancer in this area.