enucleation

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enucleation

 [e-noo″kle-a´shun]
removal of an organ or other mass intact from its supporting tissues, as of the eyeball from the orbit.

e·nu·cle·a·tion

(ē-nū'klē-ā'shŭn),
1. Removal of an entire structure (such as an eyeball or tumor), without rupture, as one shells the kernel of a nut.
2. Removal or destruction of the nucleus of a cell.
[L. enucleo, to remove the kernel, fr. e, out, + nucleus, nut, kernel]

e·nu·cle·a·tion

(ē-nū'klē-ā'shŭn)
1. Removal of an entire structure without rupture, as one shells the kernel of a nut.
2. Removal or destruction of the nucleus of a cell.
[L. enucleo, to remove the kernel, fr. e, out, + nucleus, nut, kernel]

enucleation

Removal from an enveloping capsule, sac or cover. The term is often used for the operation to remove an eyeball.

Enucleation

Surgical removal of the eyeball.
Mentioned in: Eye Cancer, Retinoblastoma

enucleation

Removal of an eye from its socket. It is usually performed to reduce pain in a blind eye, when there is a risk of sympathetic ophthalmia following trauma, or when there is a malignant tumour in the eye. Immediately following the operation a spherical implant (made up of hydroxyapatite, polyethylene, or silicone rubber) is placed into the eye socket to be replaced several weeks later by an artificial eye. See evisceration; artificial eye.