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open operation

A surgical procedure where the surgeon makes an incision in the body, to view and access the organs….

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An operation to open the skull by removing some bone in order to access the brain. The bone is not replaced due to swelling.


An operation to open the skull and access the brain.


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abdominoperineal resection (APR)

An operation for rectal cancer, which involves removing part of the colon and the rectum and anus and creating a permanent colostomy. Also used for anal cancer.


An operation in which cancerous areas of the colon are cut out and the healthy parts are sewn back together. Colectomies are named for the part removed. They include: right and left hemicolectomies, and transverse, sigmoid, subtotal and total colectomies.


An opening (stoma) in the abdomen made from the colon (part of the large bowel). Also, the operation that creates this stoma.

deep vein thrombosis

A blood clot that forms in the veins of the leg, often caused by immobility after an operation or long-distance travel.


An operation that connects the small bowel to a surgically created opening (stoma) in the abdomen.