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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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wedge re·sec·tion

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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wedge resection

n.
Surgical removal of a wedge-shaped portion of tissue, as of the ovary.
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wedge resection

A 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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Micro-computed tomography image of a fresh lung wedge resection specimen demonstrates blurred airspaces (solid arrow), indicating motion artifact due to specimen deflation during image acquisition, as well as atelectasis (asterisks).
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Twenty-five patients underwent 20-degree wedge resection and were compared to seven patients who underwent 30 degree resections.
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Surgical procedures performed include segmental resection of ileum containing Meckel's diverticulum and ileoileal anastomosis, wedge resection and ileostomy.
In 2007, the patient had a solitary metastasis to the right lower lobe of the lung for which she underwent wedge resection. In addition, the patient had a lesion in her left adrenal gland, initially found in 2002.
Further large-scale studies are necessary to clarify the difference in clinical outcome between segmentectomy and wedge resection.
While the gold standard surgical therapy for early stage lung cancer remains anatomic resection [3], physicians may be hesitant to refer these patients for surgical evaluation and other treatment options including stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and wedge resection may be suggested [4].