lesionectomy

lesionectomy

Neurosurgery A popular term for a stereotactic resection of poorly-circumscribed intra-axial–a region often considered inoperable–brain masses–eg, vascular malformations and glial tumors, identified by MRI that may be associated with epileptiform seizure activity. Cf Lumpectomy.

lesionectomy

(lē″zhŏn-ek′tŏ-mē) [ lesion + -ectomy]
Surgical removal of a lesion. In neurosurgery, it is the removal of a structural abnormality in which epileptic seizures are not controlled by medications.
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He had a left frontal lesionectomy while awake, and pathology was consistent with NCC.
Common Surgical Procedures for the Treatment of epilepsy Anterior temporal lobectomy Amygdalohippocampectomy Extratemporal resection Lesionectomy Corpus callosotomy Hemispherectomy and large multilobar resections