emergency surgery

A surgical procedure that cannot be delayed, for which there is no alternative therapy or surgeon, and for which a delay could result in death or permanent impairment of health
Examples Open fracture of skull, some gunshot and stab wounds, extensive burns, urinary obstruction, intestinal obstruction, ruptured appendix, twisted ovarian cyst, ruptured fallopian tube

emergency surgery

Surgery Surgery that cannot be delayed, for which there is no alternative therapy or surgeon, and a delay could result in death or permanent impairment of health Examples Open fracture of skull, some gunshot and stab wounds, extensive burns, urinary obstruction, intestinal obstruction, ruptured appendix, twisted ovarian cyst, ruptured fallopian tube. See Surgery.

e·mer·gen·cy sur·ger·y

(ē-mĕr'jĕn-sē sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Previously unanticipated surgery carried out in response to a sudden condition that may threaten a patient's well-being.
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Mathers tweeted: "Just got home from 24 hrs of hell, ruptured my testicle first carry of the game on Sunday [at Wigan] but just got worse and worse had emergency surgery.
A possible solution would be to create a non-trauma emergency surgery sub-specialty.
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All had a body mass index of 35 or higher and all were admitted for urgent or emergency surgery through the emergency department.
Knowsley was the Merseyside borough that saw the biggest increase in its post-operative death rate, with 79 deaths within 30 days of emergency surgery in 2012/13 - equating to 6,205 fatalities per 100,000 residents.
In the case of traditional colonoscopy, not only is the patient sedated, the procedure is very expensive, and comes with the risk that the colon will be perforated requiring major emergency surgery.
Birmingham's health scrutiny committee has written to Ms Hewitt calling for her to organise an independent review into changes to emergency surgery at City Hospital A&E.
ANOTHER hospital in Northern Ireland is to be stripped of its emergency surgery facilities, it was announced yesterday.
He was taken to hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.

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