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inoperable

Surgery not suitable for operation without risk, esp (of a malignant tumour) because metastasis has rendered surgery useless
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Immediately, [11-12] we brought the patient's attender inside the operating room, explained and showed him the reason for inoperability and explained that we will proceed with a palliative procedure which was better for the patient's outcome and was agreed by the attender.)
According to [5] investments in new infrastructures can be of eight types, since the increasing demand of the route until the complete improvement of the inoperability of the transport networks.
Oztek, "A retrospective study of six sigma methodology to reduce inoperability among lung cancer patients," Procedia--Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol.
Although these analyzes were not related to the T-phase and did not predict inoperability, they showed that the N stage was over 3.
Haimes, "Managing the risk of terrorism to interdependent infrastructure systems through the dynamic inoperability input-output model," Systems Engineering, vol.
Thus, it may be faulty to evaluate the MLN enlargement as metastatic or reactive depending on the CT results and to define it as an inoperability criterion.
Such organizations are also traditionally criticized for the inoperability and anachronism of their services, as portrayed by Sadek (2004) in pointing out that this is neither a current observation nor something common only in Brazil.
The Customs Directorate lacks capacity in other areas that hinder effective counternarcotics efforts, including an inability to operate a fleet of intercept boats and the inoperability of some x-ray machines.
Santos, "Supply- and output-side extensions to the inoperability input-output model for interdependent infrastructures," Journal of Infrastructure Systems, vol.
(225) The patent's inoperability therefore rendered the patent invalid because it created "a nonsensical method of operation," one which "fail[ed] to comply with the utility and enablement requirements of 35 U.S.C.