Bone Marrow Donation Procedure

Definition of Bone Marrow Donation The withdrawal of bone marrow from a donor for use as a bone marrow transplantation or to harvest blood stem cells, usually as treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, some other cancers, and severe forms of anemia. Bone marrow donation may be autologous (donated for reimplantation into the donor) or allogeneic (donated for another person to receive as a […]

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Hair Replacement Surgery – Transplantation

Definition of Hair Replacement Hair Replacement is a surgical procedure, also called hair transplantation, to relocate viable HAIR follicles from sites on the scalp where they are abundant to sites where there has been permanent hair loss. The most common reason for hair replacement is androgenic ALOPECIA (male pattern hair loss). Hair replacement is nearly always a […]

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Preoperative Procedures

Preoperative Procedures – The events that take place to prepare a person for a surgical OPERATION.Preoperative procedures for elective (nonemergency) operations may begin several days to a week before the scheduled surgery with activities such as preoperative consultation with the surgeon or a member of the surgeon’s staff to discuss the preparations for surgery, including […]

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Splenectomy – Removal of Spleen (Surgery)

Definition of Splenectomy Splenectomy is a surgical operation to remove the spleen. Though the spleen performs many vital immune and blood-related functions, it is not essential for life. Doctors may also choose to remove the spleen for therapeutic or prophylactic (preventive) reasons in conditions such as chronic myeloid leukemia and myelofibrosis. Because the spleen contains 4 percent of the body’s blood volume […]

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Rhytidoplasty – Facelift – Operation Skin on The Face

Definition of Rhytidoplasty Rhytidoplasty is the clinical term for facelift, an operation to smooth and tighten the SKIN on the face. Rhytidoplasty, also called rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery appropriate for treating moderate to significant WRINKLES and sags on the face. There are numerous variations of rhytidoplasty that target only certain regions of the face or the whole face. Rhytidoplasty is […]

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Surgery Benefit and Risk Assessment

Objective evaluation of the reasons and expectations for a surgical OPERATION. Surgery is a common therapeutic approach today, with surgeons in the United States performing more than 25 million operations a year. Risks and complications related to surgery and ANESTHESIA have declined dramatically over the past three decades, making surgery one of the safest and most effective […]

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Thymectomy – Surgery – Procedure and Definition

Definition of Thymectomy A surgical operation, performed under general anesthesia, to remove the thymus, a structure of lymphatic tissue located behind the sternum (breastbone) that produces T-cells. Tendrils of the thymus often extend upward toward the thyroid gland and downward over the HEART. The loose structure of the thymus can make it challenging to surgically remove. Thymectomy […]

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Skin Replacement – Grafting and Synthetic Skin

Skin Replacement – Introduction Skin Replacement is a procedure for restoring SKIN to areas of the body where there has been extensive damage and loss of skin. burns, major trauma, surgery, varicose ulcers, and decubitus ulcers are among the conditions that require skin replacement. Skin-replacement techniques may use skin grafts or synthetic skin products for temporary or permanent […]

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Wound Care – treatment, infection and complications

Wound Care – The care necessary, including cleansing and dressing changes, to keep surgical incisions, or wounds, healthy as they heal. Most surgical wounds heal quickly and without complication and require very little care beyond keeping them clean and dry for one to five days after surgery. Redness at the incision line is normal, though the […]

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Lung Transplantation – Surgical Procedure and Complications

Lung Transplantation – Introduction Lung Transplantation is an OPERATION to replace an individual’s diseased lung with a healthy donor lung. Doctors performed the first successful lung transplantation in 1983 and now perform several hundred lung transplantations each year. A lung transplantation may involve one lung or both LUNGS. Less commonly a lung transplantation includes both lungs […]

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