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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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The hospital stay was also shorter: 12 days after vagal-sparing esophagectomy, compared with 22 days after en bloc resection and 17 days after THE.
The patient underwent a complete en bloc resection of the stomal site, the Monti, a partial cuff of bladder, and 2 loops of bowel adjacent to the Monti that were adherent and possibly involved.
We present a case of a quinary debulking consisting of an en bloc resection of an ovarian cancer implant extending from the hepatic dome to the pulmonary parenchyma through the full thickness of the diaphragm.
13) En bloc resection may be reserved for those patients with a local recurrence following conservative therapy.
The patient then underwent en bloc resection of the tumor (sternum, medial clavicular head, and part of pectoralis major).
En bloc resection of the lesion using standard oncologic surgical principles remains the recommended first line treatment for adult colonic intussusception.
For example, Myers et al found no recurrences among 13 patients whom they had treated with lateral rhinotomy with en bloc resection of the lateral nasal wall.
En bloc resection for neoplasms of the esophagus and cardia.