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resection

 [re-sek´shun]
removal, as of an organ, by cutting; called also excision.
gastric resection gastrectomy.
root resection (root-end resection) apicoectomy.
transurethral resection of the prostate (transurethral prostatic resection) see transurethral resection of the prostate.
wedge resection removal of a triangular mass of tissue.

ex·ci·sion

(ek-sizh'ŭn), Avoid the misspelling exision.
1. The act of cutting out; the surgical removal of part or all of a structure or organ. Synonym(s): resection (3)
2. molecular biology a recombination event in which a genetic element is removed.
3. The enzymatic removal of a segment of a biopolymer.
Synonym(s): exeresis
[L. excido, to cut out]

excision

/ex·ci·sion/ (ek-sizh´un) resection; removal of a portion or all of an organ or other structure.excis´ional

excision

[iksish′ən]
Etymology: L, ex + caedere, to cut
1 the process of cutting out or off.
2 (in molecular genetics) the process by which a genetic element is removed from a strand of deoxyribonucleic acid. Compare resection. excise, v.

excision

Medtalk Surgical removal

ex·ci·sion

(ek-sizh'ŭn)
1. The act of cutting out; the surgical removal of part or all of a structure or organ.
Synonym(s): resection (3) .
2. molecular biology A recombination event in which a genetic element is removed.
See also: resection
Synonym(s): exeresis.
[L. excido, to cut out]

excision

(ek-sizh′ŏn) [L. excisio]
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WIDE AND DEEP EXCISION OF SKIN AND SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUES: A treatment for melanoma
The act of cutting away or taking out. See: illustration

tangential excision

In burn management or surgery, removal of the outer layer of devitalized tissue by shaving it off at an angle. Blood loss can be a significant complication.

total mesorectal excision

Removal of the mesentery of the rectum, including its lymphoid and vascular tissue, during surgery for rectal adenocarcinoma.

excision

Cutting off and removing completely.

excision

the removal of a DNA fragment from a DNA molecule.

Excision

The process of excising, removing, or amputating.
Mentioned in: Herniated Disk

excision

removal of part of or all of a structure

ex·ci·sion

(ek-sizh'ŭn) Avoid the misspelling exision.
Act of cutting out; surgical removal of part or all of a structure or organ.
[L. excido, to cut out]

excision (eksizh´ən),

n the act of cutting away or taking out.
excision, local,
n an excision limited to the immediate area of the lesion in question.
excision, radical,
n an excision involving not only the lesion in question but also anatomic parts remote from the site.
excision, wide,
n an excision involving the lesion in question and immediately adjacent anatomic structures.

excision

removal, as of an organ, by cutting which may be by steel scalpel, cryosurgery or electrosurgery.

excision DNA repair
comprises four distinct sequential steps—incision, in which the damaged base is recognized, excision, resynthesis and ligation.
excision en bloc
see en bloc resection.
radical excision
extensive removal, usually of a tumor mass, which includes surrounding tissues which might be involved and sometimes regional lymph nodes as well.
shave excision
biopsy of superficial lesions of the gingival mucosa can be performed with a scalpel blade, slicing off a thin layer from the surface, without the need for sutures to close the defect.
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Bursal excision is complete when the subcutaneous area of the skin can be seen superficially, and the fibers of the patella tendon can be observed.
We believe that the Hawk Plaque Excision Systems' unique ability to remove the plaque layer -- thereby achieving an optimal vessel lumen -- in combination with the Cotavance drug-eluting balloon catheter will provide valuable data for the clinical community in treating peripheral arterial disease.
The DEFINITIVE LE study represents the second study in the company's DEFINITIVE clinical study program to confirm the value of plaque excision with the SilverHawk System.
We appreciate the comments on our report examining the necessity of surgical excision for atypical lobular hyperplasia (ALH) and lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) diagnosed on core biopsy.
El Saadawi is touted as the first Arab woman to denounce excision as a dangerous procedure and to identify it as a means of controlling female sexuality.
Indeed, some--though not all--previous data suggest that endometrioma excision may subsequently reduce ovarian outcome with in vitro fertilization.
Type III: Excision of part or all of the external genitalia and stitching/narrowing the vaginal opening (infibulation)
This enzyme initiates repair of AP sites by cleaving the phosphodiester backbone 5' to the damage site, a critical step in the base excision repair (BER) pathway, which handles most spontaneous, alkylation, and oxidative DNA damage (Kelley et al.
Intraoperative blood samples were drawn before surgical incision, before gland excision, 5 minutes after gland excision, and 10 minutes after gland excision.
Physicians who use simple ligation and excision to perform male sterilization, or vasectomy, should strongly consider modifying their surgical technique to include fascial interposition, recent research shows.
Treatment of this lesion is by conservative surgical excision and recurrence is rare.
The only study on the topic, written 14 years ago when DCIS was not known to be as prevalent, recommended radiation treatment following an excision or lumpectomy.