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wedge resection

 

Definition:

  1. removal of a wedge-shaped portion of the ovary; used in the treatment of virilizing disorders of ovarian origin, such as the polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  2. a lung resection in which only the lesion and a small piece of lung are removed (as opposed to a lobectomy or segmentectomy).
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