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resection

[ri′sek·shən]
(engineering)
A method in surveying by which the horizontal position of an occupied point is determined by drawing lines from the point to two or more points of known position.
A method of determining a plane-table position by orienting along a previously drawn foresight line and drawing one or more rays through the foresight from previously located stations.
(medicine)
The surgical removal of a section or segment of an organ or other structure.

Resection

 

an operation that involves the partial excision of a diseased organ. Amputation is the removal of the peripheral part of an organ, while extirpation is the complete removal of an organ. In surgical practice gastric resections are most frequently performed; pyloric stenoses and stomach cancers or gastric ulcers that are complicated by hemorrhaging often require gastric resections. Resections of the small or large intestine are performed in cases of traumatic ruptures, obstructions, or tumors. An anastomosis is created between the stump of the stomach and the duodenum or jejunum or between the remaining sections of the intestine after gastric or intestinal resections. Resections are also performed on the thyroid gland, lungs, and joints.

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Each patient's treatment was assessed as surgical resection of the cancer with or without chemotherapy, chemotherapy without surgical resection, or no treatment (no surgical resection or chemotherapy).
Effects of surgical resection on the evolution of quality of life in newly diagnosed patients with glioblastoma: a report on 19 patients surviving to follow-up.
Patient stratification according to Rutgeerts scoring system is still the cornerstone in patients with CD within the first year after surgical resection (5).
1998) (5) Complete surgical resection if able Pritchyk et al.
sup][8] In all, 597 patients with NSCLC underwent surgical resection and mediastinal lymph node dissection after evaluation of resectability and operability.
Considering the diagnostic difficulty of retroperitoneal teratoma by radiological imaging, surgical resection via a minimally invasive approach may be a viable treatment option in a case of an adrenal mass difficult to distinguish retroperitoneal teratoma from adrenal myelolipoma.
Treatment for benign liver tumors included prednisolone (4-5mg/kg/day for 28 days) for symptomatic hemangioendotheliomas and surgical resection for mesenchymal hamartomas.
Although lung metastases are not common, our case demonstrates that chest imaging plus a tissue diagnosis can lead to a surgical resection as a way to treat prostate cancer patients with pulmonary nodules.
We included patients with at least 1 year follow-up or who underwent additional surgical resection.
Histopathological examination of the biopsies showed only acute inflammatory changes and did not allow evaluation of the whole tumor surgical resection was arranged.
An endoscopic excision is indicated in cases with tumor smaller than 2 cm, but only if a subsequent surgical resection can be performed in patients with positive endoscopic resection margins.
Patients with resectable synchronous primary non small cell lung carcinomas within the same lobe should be offered surgical resection after careful pre-operative staging.