capsulectomy

cap·sul·ec·to·my

(kap'sū-lek'tō-mē),
Removal of a capsule; usually refers to the smooth scar that forms around a biocompatible implant.

capsulectomy

Cosmetic surgery
As commonly used, the surgical removal of a breast implant (or any capsular implant) and the reactive fibrous tissue that develops around it, which may contract and put pressure on the implant.

Ophthalmology
The removal of the anterior or posterior capsule in patients with cataracts.

Orthopaedics
The stripping of the chondral surface of a joint in the case of flexion contractions of the elbow, hand and other joints, which may be of use in patients with osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) and rheumatoid arthritis.

capsulectomy

Cosmetic surgery The operative removal of an entire capsule and implant–especially of the breast

capsulectomy

Surgical removal of a CAPSULE or part of a capsule.

capsulectomy 

The surgical removal of the capsule of the crystalline lens. In extracapsular cataract extraction only the anterior portion of the capsule is removed. See capsulorhexis; capsulotomy.
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Newport Beach, CA, August 25, 2019 --(PR.com)-- En Bloc capsulectomy is gaining in popularity among patients that have breast implants.
Debridement of the joint was performed in combination with anterior capsulectomy. If the radial head was hypertrophied or deformed, it was excised to improve the range of motion.
Primary posterior capsulectomy combined with an anterior vitrectomy can decrease but cannot eliminate the rate of secondary membrane.20
Germain, "Capsulectomy: A cure for the page kidney," Journal of Pediatric Surgery, vol.
All children underwent manual anterior capsulorhexis, irrigation, and aspiration of cataracts, posterior capsulectomy, anterior vitrectomy, and the secondary postponed IOL implantations.
Final diagnosis was confirmed by percutaneous biopsy or by surgical capsulectomy.
The preventive measures for visual axis opacification following pediatric cataract surgery include a primary posterior capsulectomy with or without anterior vitrectomy.
Subsequently, she had multiple complications from the implants including capsule contractures, infections, chronic seroma, and ruptured breast implants, leading to capsulectomy and implant replacements 15 and 22 years post original implantation.
(18) When an implant is explanted, the residual fibrous capsule may remain or it may be removed (capsulectomy).
Membranes occurred in 78.6% of eyes with an intact posterior capsule, 42.9% with posterior capsulectomy, and 22.5% with combined posterior capsulectomy and anterior vitrectomy.
Those who present with a distinct mass may have more aggressive disease, including regional lymph node involvement and even death, and require chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy in addition to capsulectomy and implant removal.
These include: manipulation under anaesthesia [23]; arthroscopic release [24-26]; open capsulectomy via anterior [27-31], posterior [13], medial [32,33], lateral [30,34-37], or combined approaches [38].