chemosurgery


chemosurgery
Excision of diseased tissue after it has been fixed in situ by chemical means.
- Mohs c. a technique for removal of skin tumors with a minimum of normal tissue, by prior necrosis with zinc chloride paste, mapping of the tumor site, and excision and microscopic examination of frozen section of thin horizontal layers of tissue, until all of the tumor is removed. More recently, the preliminary step of chemical necrosis has been omitted. SYN: microscopically controlled surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery, Mohs surgery.

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che·mo·sur·gery -'sərj-(ə-)rē n, pl -ger·ies removal by chemical means of diseased or unwanted tissue
che·mo·sur·gi·cal -'sər-ji-kəl adj

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che·mo·sur·gery (ke″mo-surґjər-e) the destruction of tissue by chemical agents; originally applied to chemical fixation of malignant, gangrenous, or infected tissue, with the use of frozen sections to facilitate systematic microscopic control of the extent of ablation.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • chemosurgery — [kē΄ōsʉr′jər ē, kem΄ōsʉr′jər ē] n. the removal of diseased tissue or abnormal growths by using chemical substances …   English World dictionary

  • chemosurgery — noun Date: circa 1944 chemical removal of diseased or unwanted tissue • chemosurgical adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chemosurgery — chemosurgical, adj. /kee moh serr jeuh ree, kem oh /, n. Surg. the use of chemical substances to destroy diseased or unwanted tissue. [1940 45; CHEMO + SURGERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • chemosurgery — noun the selective destruction of diseased or malignant tissue by means of chemical substances; used especially in the treatment of the skin …   Wiktionary

  • chemosurgery — n. use of chemicals in place of surgery to destroy diseased tissue …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chemosurgery — che·mo·surgery …   English syllables

  • chemosurgery — che•mo•sur•ger•y [[t]ˌki moʊˈsɜr dʒə ri, ˌkɛm oʊ [/t]] n. srg the use of chemical substances to destroy diseased or unwanted tissue • Etymology: 1940–45 che mo•sur′gi•cal, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • chemosurgery — noun use of chemical to destroy diseased or malignant tissue; used in treatment of skin cancer • Hypernyms: ↑operation, ↑surgery, ↑surgical operation, ↑surgical procedure, ↑surgical process * * * chemosurgical, adj. /kee moh serr jeu …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mohs' chemosurgery — mōz , mōs , mō zəz n MOHS TECHNIQUE …   Medical dictionary

  • Mohs chemosurgery surgery (micrographic surgery technique) — (mōz) [Frederic Edward Mohs, American surgeon, 1910–2002] see under chemosurgery and surgery …   Medical dictionary