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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.
The surgical removal of a section or segment of an organ or other structure.
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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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Scout image obtained at the beginning of micro-computed tomography analysis of a lung wedge resection specimen demonstrates the entire specimen within the container.
We therefore advocate laparoscopic wedge resection without robotic assistance, aided by minilaparotomy when necessary for safe removal of larger adenomyomas, as the preferred uterine-sparing surgical approach for focal adenomyosis or when the patient wants to preserve fertility (FIGURE 2).
The treatment of choice for the symptomatic MD is the surgical resection, either by the diverticulectomy (wedge resection) or by the segmental bowel resection and anastomosis based on the size of base and length of diverticulum.
Preoperative planning called for a 20-degree wedge resection of the lateral proximal femur to optimize the load across the fracture.
Procedure Number Local resections Open sleeve gastrectomy 3 Lap sleeve gastrectomy 2 Open wedge resection 13 Laparoscopic wedge resection 15 Anatomical resections Subtotal gastrectomy 16 Subtotal gastrectomy + D2 lymphadenectomy 4 Total gastrectomy 3 Proximal partial gastrectomy 2 Middle third gastrectomy 2 Oesophagogastrectomy 1 Proximal gastrectomy + jejunal interposition 2 Extended resections Open sleeve gastrectomy + distal pancreatectomy 2 + splenectomy Open sleeve gastrectomy + wedge resection diaphragm 1 Total gastrectomy + en bloc resection of diaphragm 1 Total gastrectomy + distal pancreatectomy 4 + splenectomy Partial gastrectomy + splenectomy 1 Wedge resection + splenectomy 1 Subtotal gastrectomy + transverse colon resection 1 Table 2: Demographics.
The patient underwent lateral thoracotomy with wedge resection of the left lower lobe nodule.
has shown that correction of large extra-articular deformities with large wedge resection of femur or tibia between attachments of collateral ligaments of knee will result in asymmetrical ligament length and complex instabilities around the knee [14].
Patient developed mild subcutaneous emphysema following right lung wedge resection biopsy.
Triangular tissue was removed with wedge resection from the inferior elongated lobule.
Thoracoscopic treatment varies, involving ablation or excision of smaller diaphragmatic lesions, pulmonary wedge resection of deep parenchymal nodules (using a stapling device), diaphragm resection of deep diaphragmatic lesions using a stapling device, or by excision and manual suturing.