purposes of surgery

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purposes of surgery
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2010-11-12 00:33:00
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  1. DIAGNOSTIC
    • "-oscopy"
    • determination of the presence and/or extent of the pathology
  2. ABLATIVE
    • "-ectomy"
    • "-centesis"
    • removal or excision of diseased body part or organ
  3. PALLIATIVE
    • i.e. colo "-stomy" (for 20yo paraplegic pt)
    • reduces intensity of disease or symptoms but is not curative
  4. EXPLORATIVE
    • "-oscopy"
    • surgical examination to determine nature or extent of disease.
  5. RECONSTRUCTION
    • "-plasty"
    • "-orrhaphy"
    • restores function or appearance to traumatized tissue
  6. TRANSPLANT
    replaces malfunctioning organ

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