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inoperable

 [in-op´er-ah-b'l]
not susceptible to treatment by surgery.

in·op·er·a·ble

(in-op'ĕr-ă-bĕl), Avoid confusing this word with inoperative.
Denoting that which cannot be operated on, or a condition that cannot likely be cured by surgery.

inoperable

/in·op·er·a·ble/ (in-op´er-ah-b'l) not susceptible to treatment by surgery.

inoperable

(ĭn-ŏp′ər-ə-bəl, -ŏp′rə-)
adj.
1. Not functioning; inoperative.
2. Unsuitable for a surgical procedure: an inoperable tumor.

in·op′er·a·bil′i·ty n.
in·op′er·a·bly adv.

inoperable

[inop′ərəbəl]
Etymology: L, in + operari, to work
pertaining to a medical condition that would not benefit from surgical intervention or for which the risk outweighs the benefits.

inoperable

adjective Referring to a Pt's condition, especially, a disseminated CA, that won't benefit from surgery

in·op·er·a·ble

(in-op'ĕr-ă-bĕl)
Denoting a condition that which cannot be operated on, or cannot be corrected or removed by an operation.

inoperable

Referring to the stage in a disease, normally treated by surgery, beyond which surgery is not feasible or useful. The term is commonly applied to cancer that has spread widely. Many conditions once universally considered inoperable are now treated by surgery.

inoperable

not susceptible to treatment by surgery.
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