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resect Syllabification: re·sect
Pronunciation: /rəˈsekt/

Definition of resect in English:


[with object] (often as adjective resected) Surgery
Cut out (tissue or part of an organ): a small piece of resected colon
More example sentences
  • The diagnosis was made on histopathologic examination of surgically resected tissue from an appendicular mass.
  • The azygous vein and the periesophageal tissue are widely resected.
  • The involved terminal ileum was resected along with the proximal colon using a functional end-to-end stapled anastomosis.


Mid 17th century (in the sense 'remove, cut away'): from Latin resect- 'cut off', from the verb resecare, from re- 'back' + secare 'to cut'.



Example sentences
  • Metastatic lesions are generally identified years after the initial resection, are solitary or few in number, are surgically resectable, and have histologic features identical to the primary tumor.
  • Only 10 to 15 percent of hepatic metastases and up to 15 percent of hepatocellular carcinomas are surgically resectable.
  • In these cases, the surgeons acted on the operative impression and performed either a resection in the cases with resectable lesions or a bypass procedure in the cases in which lesions were deemed unresectable.


Pronunciation: /rəˈsekSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • However, one has to remember that many lung resection candidates can undergo resections up to a pneumonectomy without any sophisticated tests, which are costly and not universally available.
  • The patient was taken to the operating room for laparoscopic evaluation and resection of the mass.
  • What they'd like to do is continue all of the above without consequences through the judicious application of coronary stents, gastric bypass, pulmonary resections, liver transplants and plastic surgery.


Example sentences
  • In this study of surgical outcomes, we included data on patients undergoing resectional surgery for oesophageal and gastric cancer.
  • Of the 108 patients who underwent resectional lung surgery and had adequate microbiologic data, 99 had an initial favorable response, and 9 had microbiologic failure.
  • Since then, two major changes have occurred in our treatment model: aggressive use of resectional lung surgery and the introduction of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.


Pronunciation: /-SHənist/
Example sentences
  • It is a further object of this invention to provide a resectoscope sheath which enables the resectionist to concomitantly coagulate and debulk in a relatively clear operating environment without having to see through the pink hue caused by lysed erythrocytes associated with hypotonic solutions such as water or sorbitol.
  • He was reported to be a very skilled surgeon and teacher who became the first good resectionist in Alberta.
  • Prerequisites for massive absorption were found by the resectionist in 8/9 patients.

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