cheilectomy


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chei·lec·to·my

, chilectomy (kī-lek'tō-mē),
1. Excision of a portion of the lip.
2. Chiseling away bony irregularities at osteochondral margin of a joint cavity that interfere with movements of the joint.
[cheil- + G. ektomē, excision]
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cheilectomy

or

chilectomy

(kī-lĕk′tə-mē)
n.
1. Excision of a portion of the lip.
2. The chiseling away of bony irregularities on the lips of a joint cavity that interfere with movements of the joint.
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chei·lec·to·my

, chilectomy (kī-lek'tŏ-mē)
1. Excision of a portion of the lip.
2. Chiseling away bony irregularities at osteochondral margin of a joint cavity that interfere with movements of the joint.
[cheil- + G. ektomē, excision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cheilectomy

Surgical removal of part of the lip, as for a suspected cancer.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
After reviewing the available options, our decision to modify Mann's "cheilectomy" to the second metatarsal was based on personal success with the procedure for treating hallux rigidus in dancers.
We recognize that our treatment of one patient's Freiberg's disease with the modification of Mann's cheilectomy does not validate the approach.
Mann cheilectomy for painful, limited releve due to hallux rigidus (Abstract).
(6,7) Cheilectomy has had some success, but results are better with less severe hallux rigidus.
(8.) Lau JT, Daniels TR: Outcomes following cheilectomy and interpositional arthroplasty in hallux rigidus.
(9.) Mackay D, Blyth M, Rymaszawski L: The role of cheilectomy in the treatment of hallux rigidus.