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enucleate

 [e-noo´kle-āt]
to remove whole and clean, as the eye from its socket.

e·nu·cle·ate

(ē-nū'klē-āt),
To remove entirely; to shell like a nut, as in the removal of an eye from its capsule or a tumor from its compressed surrounding tissue.

enucleate

(ĭ-no͞o′klē-āt′, ĭ-nyo͞o′-)
tr.v. enucle·ated, enucle·ating, enucle·ates
1. Medicine To remove (a tumor or eye, for example) whole from an enveloping cover or sac.
2. Biology To remove the nucleus of.
3. Archaic To explain; elucidate.
adj. (-ĭt, -āt′) Biology
Lacking a nucleus.

e·nu′cle·a′tion n.
e·nu′cle·a′tor n.

e·nu·cle·ate

(ē-nū'klē-āt)
To remove entirely; for example, to shell like a nut, as in the removal of an eye from its capsule or a tumor from its enveloping capsule.

enucleate

without a NUCLEUS.

e·nu·cle·ate

(ē-nū'klē-āt)
To remove entirely; to shell like a nut, as in the removal of a tumor from its enveloping capsule.
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* Do not enucleate myomas through force, but apply traction and position each fibroid in order to best delineate and present the leading edge between the myoma and the myometrium.
Mini laparotomy was done to enucleate and remove cyst wall.
It was not possible to get above the swelling, the cervix could not be felt and the tumor did not have any plane to enucleate and thus it was decided to proceed to laparotomy.
In this case laparotomy was done, as usual after clamping, ligating the uterine vessels, posteriorly a vertical incision was made to enucleate the cervical fibroid, without injury to the ureter thanks to BDJS.
As the swelling was superficial to mylohyoid muscle, it was possible to enucleate the cyst completely via this approach.