mutilating surgery

A ‘heroic’ intervention entailing massive excision of tissue, often from a broadly invasive malignancy, to remove tumour and/or metastases, regardless of ‘cost’ vis-à-vis deterioration of quality of life, potential infection and other co-morbidity

mutilating surgery

Surgery A 'heroic' intervention entailing massive excision of tissue, often from a broadly invasive malignancy, to remove tumor and/or metastases, regardless of 'cost' vis-á-vis deterioration of quality of life, potential infection and other co-morbidity
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The access window left from the biopsy was used to accommodate a flexible tube for decompression and subsequent volume reduction of the lesion in an attempt to minimize the need for mutilating surgery in such a young patient.
Aggressive angiomyxoma: multimodality treatments can avoid mutilating surgery. Eur J Surg Oncol 2006;32(10): 1217-21.
When disease is detected early, patient can almost be cured without mutilating surgery like mastectomy, leaving women with less psychological morbidity.5 Breast cancer awareness to diagnose women at an early stage has been a challenge for our society.
If we continue to do more of the same, i.e., the conventional approach of mutilating surgery, toxic chemotherapy drugs and cancer-causing irradiation; we will continue to get more of the same results!
The Crawfords allege in the lawsuit that the South Carolina Department of Social Services decided to perform "dangerous and mutilating surgery" to make the child a girl.
Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians, New York, who adds that, today, young mothers of small children are facing mutilating surgery, debilitating chemotherapy, and even death.
The use of adjuvant chemotherapy with radiotherapy is gaining popularity because it reduces the need for mutilating surgery in the head and neck due to RMS.
Frantz's tumor: is mutilating surgery always justified in young patients.
In patient 1, trimonthly examinations during a 2-year follow-up revealed no aggravation, thus confirming that mutilating surgery is not always indicated.
He added: "Sharon and Jacqueline were only young women when they faced what is, by any standards, mutilating surgery.
Although long-term survival data will take years to gather, Bonadonna says, "Let's begin to dismantle the mutilating surgery. Then we shall see whether these data will make an impact on survival figures." He predicts that by 1994, the 100th anniversary of the first published description of radical mastectomy in a surgical journal, the procedure will be all but obsolete -- an opinion echoed by oncologist Nikolay Dimitrov of Michigan State University in East Lansing.