root resection


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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.

ap·i·co·ec·to·my

(ap'i-kō-ek'tō-mē),
Surgical removal of a tooth root apex.
Synonym(s): root resection
[apico- + G. ektomē, tooth excision]

ap·i·co·ec·to·my

(ap'i-kō-ek'tŏ-mē)
Surgical removal of a dental root apex.
Synonym(s): root resection.
[apico- + G. ektomē, tooth excision]

ap·i·co·ec·to·my

(ap'i-kō-ek'tŏ-mē)
Surgical removal of a tooth root apex.
Synonym(s): root resection.
[apico- + G. ektomē, tooth excision]
References in periodicals archive ?
(11) When root resection with GTR is carried out in maxillary molars, it results in a unique environment dictated by the contours of the remaining roots and the residual furcation between them.
An Unusual Indication for Root Resection. J Endod 2000; 26:248-250.
Anatomic Determination of the Mesiobuccal Root Resection Level in Maxillary Molars.
The prognosis of root resection has been well-documented in the previous studies.
Of all the reasons for performing root-resection therapy, most molars receiving root resection in hospital were a result of periodontal problem(s) [Table 4]a, whereas, the most common reason for molar extraction in private practices was caries/endodontic reason(s) [Table 4]b.
It was suggested that molars with bone support >50% of the remaining roots showed a significantly higher survival rate [sup][14] ; *Molars receiving a root resection procedure in a hospital may retained less periodontal support; on the contrary, the molars receiving root-resection therapy in private practice could mainly be attributed to caries/endodontic problem(s) [Table 4], which implied that they had better bony support.