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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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1. removal of a wedge-shaped portion of the ovary; used in the treatment of virilizing disorders of ovarian origin, such as the polycystic ovarian syndrome.
2. a lung resection in which only the lesion and a small piece of lung are removed (as opposed to a lobectomy or segmentectomy).
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Surgical removal of a wedge-shaped portion of tissue, as of the ovary.
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wedge resectionA triangular piece of tissue removed in surgery, most commonly obtained in 2 distinct contexts Gynecology A cuneiform section from an ovary which, by an unknown mechanism, may induce ovulation in polycystic ovaries, usually performed after clomiphene and gonadotropic therapy have failed to correct infertility in ♀ with polycystic ovaries–Stein-Leventhal syndrome Surgical oncology A wedge of lung, often subpleural, which contains a small radiologically identified lesion, which may harbor a single focus of malignancy
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
wedge re·sec·tion(wej rē-sek'shŭn)
Removal of a wedge-shaped portion of the ovary; used in the treatment of virilizing disorders of ovarian origin, such as the polycystic ovarian syndrome.
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