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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.

anterior resection

A surgical procedure to remove cancer in the rectum.

craniofacial resection

Surgical removal of a tumour involving a cut through the face.


Surgical removal of a portion of any part of the body….

transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

A surgical procedure to remove tissue from the prostate that is restricting urinary flow….

wedge resection

Surgery to remove a wedge or part of a lung, but not a complete lobe….

colonic J-pouch

An internal pouch surgically created using the lining of the large bowel. It may be formed during an ultra-low anterior resection.

Research snapshot – Hospital characteristics and post-operative mortality following gastrectomy Narendra 2020

…of 90-day mortality following gastrectomy compared with high volume, high service hospitals. There was no difference in the adjusted mortality compared between high service capability hospitals irrespective of their resection volume. What does this mean? Post-operative mortality following gastric cancer…

Research snapshot – Hospital characteristics and outcomes following pancreaticoduodenectomy Narendra 2020

resection-volumes reported in Europe and the USA, may also apply to regions characterised by smaller populations and lower overall hospital resection-volumes. Contact: Peter Baade Reference: Narendra A, Baade PD, Aitken JF, Fawcett J, Smithers BM. Pancreaticoduodenectomy in a low-resection volume…