resection

noun re·sec·tion \ ri-ˈsek-shən \
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

Definition of resection

: the surgical removal of part of an organ or structure

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resection

noun re·sec·tion \ ri-ˈsek-shən \

medical Definition of resection

: the surgical removal of part of an organ or structure
  • pancreatic resection
  • resection of the lower bowel
  • resection of a tumor
— see abdominoperineal resection, mikulicz resection, segmental resection, wedge resection

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