Tagged: perioperative

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Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

Definition The excision of the palantine tonsils, and if applicable, the removal of the nasopharyngeal tonsils (adenoids). Description Chronic tonsillitis associated with otitis media and nasal obstruction due to enlarged...

Circumcision

Circumcision

Definition The excision of the foreskin (prepuce). Discussion Circumcisions are commonly performed on the male infant at birth or shortly thereafter. However, the uncircumcised adult may experience difficulty in retracting...

Vasectomy

Vasectomy

Definition Excision of a segment of the vas deferens with ligation of distal and proximal ends. Discussion This procedure is performed as an elective sterilization procedure or to prevent orchitis...

Herniorrhaphy

Herniorrhaphy

Definition Repair of a herniation (protrusion) of the abdominal contents, caused by a musculofascila defect in the abdominal wall or groin area. Discussion In the inguinal/ femoral regions, two types...

Colostomy

Colostomy

Definition Formation of an opening into the colon, brought out onto the abdominal wall as a stoma. The opening can be either permanent or temporary. Specific Technique Bowel technique Discussion...

Cataract Extraction

Cataract Extraction

Definition The removal of an opaque ocular lens. Discussion A cataract may be a congenital defect or may be caused by trauma or certain medications. At an appropriate time in...

Appendectomy

Appendectomy

The excision of the appendix usually performed to remove an acutely inflamed organ. Many surgeons perform an appendectomy as a prophylactic procedure when operating in the abdomen for other reasons....

Open Prostatectomy

Open Prostatectomy

Definition Excision and removal of the prostate gland via a surgical incision. Discussion Although 90 percent of prostectomies are performed via the transurethral approach, there are occasions when a surgical...

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Mastectomy

Definition Removal of the breast, with or without surrounding structures. Discussion Mastectomies can be performed in four distinct methods, depending on the diagnosis and the extent of the pathologic findings....

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Thyroidectomy

Definition Removal of all or a portion of the thyroid gland. Discussion The procedure is usually performed to treat various disease of the thyroid gland that may not be treated...