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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.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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Correlations of urodynamic changes with changes in symptoms and well-being after transurethral resection of the prostate. J Urol 2002;168(2):605-9.
Hofmann, "Complications of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP): incidence, management, and prevention," European Urology, vol.
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a common surgical procedure to remove the enlarged section of the prostate.
Witt, "Surgical, oncologic, and short-term functional outcomes in patients undergoing robot-assisted prostatectomy after previous transurethral resection of the prostate," Journal of Endourology, vol.
In a statement, the Albert Einstein Hospital said Pele had undergone a transurethral resection of the prostate. According to the US National Institutes of Health's website, the procedure involves removing an internal part of the prostate gland in order to treat an enlarged prostate.
Most STUMPs are diagnosed on needle biopsy or transurethral resection of the prostate, (8) and less often by prostatectomy.
High-power KTP laser prostatectomy: the new challenge to transurethral resection of the prostate. Curr Opin Urol 2004; 14: 21-5.
Andrew Rundle and colleagues from Columbia University (New York, US) assessed the role of obesity in the risk of future prostate cancer, among 6692 men who were biopsied or underwent or transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) with benign findings.
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is the most common endoscopic surgical method used in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and it remains the gold standard.
H olmium laser enucleation versus transurethral resection of the prostate. Are the histological findings comparable?
- Transurethral resection of the prostate, a surgical procedure to treat a benign enlarged prostate, varied sevenfold between men on Medicare in the Temple area (a rate of 0.9) and in Abilene (a rate of 5.8).

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