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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Age also affects the interval between breast conservative surgery and radiotherapy.
All the patients in Group B underwent conservative surgery followed by SC inj of 3.
Dawson tell the patient about a more conservative surgery that might avoid a complete removal of his voice box.
At NASS, the emphasis is on conservative surgery and good outcomes, using state-of-the-art surgical procedures.
Surgery: Conservative surgery seeks to remove or destroy the growths, relieve pain and may allow pregnancy to occur in some cases.
As we treat more and more cancers in early stages, it's been proven that by doing conservative surgery followed up with chemotherapy and radiation, the results are as good as a more aggressive surgery," says Dr.
Woman after woman came to her having had radical mastectomies when more conservative surgery might have been sufficient.
Although there is debate about the effect of endometrial ablation on the overall rates of hysterectomy, it does offer women who are reluctant to undergo hysterectomy the dual advantages of relatively conservative surgery and freedom from prolonged medical therapy,'' Magos concluded.
Hortobagyi says the anti-cancer drugs used in the study served to shrink the primary tumors, allowing for more conservative surgery.
1 Apr 17, 2010: EORTC Results Show Conservative Surgery Not Inferior To Nephrectomy in Treating Kidney Cancer 10.
5 cm, not desiring future pregnancy and failure of conservative surgery i.

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