kiss of death surgery

A surgical procedure which, under certain clinical conditions, is contraindicated and associated with a high mortality—e.g., abdominal surgery during acute pancreatitis has been considered a kiss of death procedure
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'kiss of death' surgery

 A surgical procedure which, under certain clinical conditions, is contraindicated and associated with a high mortality–eg, abdominal surgery during acute pancreatitis is considered a KOD procedure
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