conservative surgery


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An operation that is the least aggressive, often most tissue-conserving therapy for a condition—e.g., lumpectomy rather than mastectomy for localized breast cancer

conservative surgery

Surgery in which as much as possible of a part or structure is retained. It is often an equally effective alternative to radical surgery.
See also: surgery
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The age-related recurrence of endometrioma after conservative surgery. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2017;208:81-5.
However, treatment by conservative surgery is not restricted to removal of the tumor in free margins [2], and the final aim is to restore normal gait.
Quality of life of women recovering from breast cancer after being subjected to mastectomies compared with those who had conservative surgery: a review ofthe literature.
In the surgery-versus-antibiotics trial, investigators at the University of Madrid prospectively randomized 52 patients with diabetic foot osteomyelitis to 90 days of antibiotics with no surgery or to conservative surgery with 10 days of postoperative antibiotics.
Conservative surgery for squamous cell carcinoma of the penis: Resection margins and long-term oncological control.
Independent Samples T Tests were conducted to assess the difference between women with mastectomy and those with conservative surgery. Results show as expected, that women with conservative surgery, reported higher scores for the importance of conserving the breast (M = 10.45, SD = 4.74) compared to patients with mastectomy (M = 6.95, SD = 4.66; t (130) = -4.12, p < 0.001).
The researchers found that the majority of women experienced little to no long-term disruption to sexuality and body image following conservative surgery to treat their cancer.
Androulakis, "Significance of bile leaks complicating conservative surgery for liver hydatidosis," World Journal of Surgery, vol.
[27] Three types of surgery practised are; conservative surgery (lumpectomy, quadrantectomy, tylectomy, partial mastectomy or segmental mastectomy etc.), moderate surgery (modified radical matsectomy, simple mastectomy with axillary clearance etc.) and radical surgery (Halsted mastectomy, Extended radical mastectomy and supraradical mastectomy etc.).
Conservative surgery by ligature of the pancreatic ducts has been used, but the results are unsatisfactory because the causal lesion remains intact.
An NIH fact sheet, entitled "Cancer Advances in Focus: Breast Cancer," says that breast conservative surgery followed by local radiotherapy has replaced mastectomy as the preferred surgical approach for treating women with localized breast cancer.
Mixed race, 29 year-old patient, with history of left endometrioma managed with conservative surgery; the patient consulted the Reproductive Medicine Unit at Centro Medico Imbanaco for primary infertility, associated with male factor commitment; performance of IVF + ICSI was considered, ovulation protocol was initiated with FSH achieving follicular development and obtaining three oocytes.

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