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debulking

 [de-bulk´ing]
removal of a major portion of the material that composes a lesion, such as the surgical removal of most of a tumor so that there is less tumor load for subsequent treatment by chemotherapy or radiation. Called also cytoreduction.

debulking

/de·bulk·ing/ (de-bulk´ing) cytoreduction; removal of the major portion of the material composing a lesion.

Debulking

General term used for surgeries in which subcutaneous tissue is removed from lymphodemous limb.
Mentioned in: Lymphedema

debulking

removal of excess bulk of tissue from a lesion either to assist in healing or as an adjunct to chemotherapy.
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The removal of bigger size uterus was the most challenging part during the whole procedure, which was tackled by bisection, wedge debulking, intramyometrial coring and myomectomy.
354) for patients who received HRT after debulking surgery or not was not statistically significant.
At 19 weeks after the initial procedure, a second debulking surgical procedure was performed, at which time carboplatin-impregnated matrix beads were placed in the lesion.
This choice would certainly be appropriate pre-operative planning, as Magrina et al (10) have advocated robotic surgery is more time consuming, yet not superior to laparoscopy for large debulking surgeries in ovarian cancer patients.
a company that has developed an innovative, outpatient water vapor debulking procedure for BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia); the technology has been approved in Europe with a CE Mark and is now awaiting US FDA approval.
Using imaging proteins to watch in real time how the virus combated the cancer, Shah's team noticed that the gel kept the stem cells alive longer, which allowed the virus to replicate and kill any residual cancer cells that were not cut out during the debulking surgery.
We know that 70-75% of glioblastoma patients undergo surgery for tumor debulking and we have previously shown that MSCs encapsulated in biocompatible gels can be used as therapeutic agents in a mouse model that mimics this debulking.
Debulking a tumor with the assistance of a micro-debrider is useful as the continuous suction provides good visualization.
The radical surgeries needed to achieve optimal surgical debulking in extra-pelvic (stage III) and extra-abdominal (stage IV) disease also correlate with a higher incidence of perioperative morbidities.
Management often involves debulking surgery or sclerotherapy [Ben Gamra et al.
Unfortunately the patient passed away one week after debulking procedure.