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Related to second-look surgery: Second Look Operation
Surgery some months after the original operation for cancer to detect possible recurrences. Second-look procedures are also performed on a more immediate basis, e.g., within hours of the initial surgery, when vascular injuries created by the initial operation or condition are suspected. Occasionally an endoscopic second look may be performed instead of an open surgical procedure.
See also: surgery
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