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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.
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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]
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excision

Medtalk Surgical removal
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
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excision

Cutting off and removing completely.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

excision

the removal of a DNA fragment from a DNA molecule.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Excision

The process of excising, removing, or amputating.
Mentioned in: Herniated Disk
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Intraoperative aspect: wide local excision, neurovascular bundles intact and the pulley reconstructed.
Most patients (70%) undergoing a local excision had their surgery performed laparoscopically.
Among nine patients in stage IA, four of them died from other causes and only one case developed local recurrence one month after undergoing wide local excision and received further vulvar surgery with complete resection.
Modalities Nonmetastatic Metastatic disease disease Surgery Wide local excision 33 4 Amputation 3 2 Margin positivity 3 -- Chemotherapy First line -- 6 Adjuvant 18 4 Palliative -- 1 Radiotherapy 27 3 Relapse of disease/progressive disease 4 4
(a) Vulvar defect after radical local excision. (b) Sentinel lymph node in the right inguinal region.
Surgery for primary Number of Node dissection tumour patients Unilateral Bilateral Radical vulvectomy 28 0 28 Simple vulvectomy 4 0 0 Hemi vulvectomy 2 2 0 Wide local excision 5 1 0 Total 39 3 28 Surgery for primary tumour None Radical vulvectomy 0 Simple vulvectomy 4 Hemi vulvectomy 0 Wide local excision 4 Total 8 Table 2: Postoperative complications.
The patient was presented at a multidisciplinary tumor board, and her planned treatment was to be wide local excision with a minimum of 1 cm margin, followed by radiation and chemotherapy.
Fat grafting (FG) is a useful adjunct in breast reconstruction to correct defects after wide local excision (WLE) and post mastectomy reconstructions (PMR) patients.
(8) Wide local excision is the treatment of choice for benign GCT.
Using a wide local excision to completely remove lesions with a pathologically clear margin reduces a patient's risk of recurrence for disease compared to those excisions with positive margins.
Since local excision and pathological analysis were definitive in this case, elaborate immunohistochemical analysis of the lesion was not performed.
Wide local excision alone is appropriate for T1 and early T2 lesions that can be excised with a 1 cm margin.

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