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resect Line breaks: re¦sect
Pronunciation: /rɪˈsɛkt/

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.


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  • 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: /rɪˈsɛkʃ(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.
Pronunciation: /rɪˈsɛkʃ(ə)n(ə)l/
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: /rɪˈsɛkʃ(ə)nɪst/
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.


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

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