exploratory surgery


: surgery done to find and identify a problem
He underwent exploratory surgery.

Examples of exploratory surgery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jim Nelson was having exploratory surgery for throat cancer in just a few days. Ruth Graham, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Sep. 2023 To diagnose gallbladder obstructions in dogs, veterinarians may conduct a series of tests including blood work, ultrasound imaging, and sometimes even exploratory surgery. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 31 Aug. 2023 Then in 2014, Erin underwent an emergency exploratory surgery that revealed her organs were fused together. Jillian Pretzel, Peoplemag, 3 Apr. 2023 Surgery Unless the cancer is clearly too advanced for surgery, most people will undergo exploratory surgery to determine if surgical resection (removal) is possible. Doru Paul, Verywell Health, 19 Mar. 2023

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“Exploratory surgery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exploratory%20surgery. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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