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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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Symptomatic patients should be referred to surgery for definitive lobectomy or wedge resection.
Late development of posterior pelvic instability presenting with sacroiliac pain has been reported in the literature, sometimes up to 20 years after wedge resection of the pubic symphysis.
The patient underwent surgical wedge resection of the GCT with at least 1 cm margins.
Comparison of liver function tests after hepatic lobectomy and hepatic wedge resection.
He diagnosed her as suffering from ovarian cysts,and recommended a procedure called a wedge resection.
We successfully performed laparoscopic sigmoid colon wedge resection and excision of the mesh in sigmoid colon and peritoneal wall (Fig.
The acquired products are used in surgery for procedures such as Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Pulmonary Wedge Resection.
The patient underwent cholecystectomy & wedge resection of the liver with resection of transverse colon and paraduodenal lymph nodes.
21) In a review of 100 consecutive patients undergoing wedge resection or segmentectomy for lung carcinoma, Nakamura and colleagues (22) identified 27 patients with "pure groundglass" opacities on high-resolution computed tomography scan and all had histologically pure BAC.
Wedge resection of a calcified auricle has been reported as a cure for insomnia?
There were no statistically significant differences in 5-year survival patterns among patients examined by extent of resection: pneumonectomy versus lobectomy versus wedge resection (P = 0.