chemosurgery

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che·mo·sur·ger·y

 (kē′mō-sûr′jə-rē, kĕm′ō-)
n.
Selective destruction of tissue by use of chemicals, as for removing malignant skin lesions.

che′mo·sur′gi·cal (-jĭ-kəl) adj.

chemosurgery

(ˌkiːməʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ)
n
a method of treating cancer involving the use of chemicals to destroy malignant tissue or skin

che•mo•sur•ger•y

(ˌki moʊˈsɜr dʒə ri, ˌkɛm oʊ-)

n.
the use of chemical substances to destroy diseased or unwanted tissue.
[1940–45]
che`mo•sur′gi•cal, adj.

chemosurgery

a therapeutic procedure that uses chemicals to destroy pathogenic tissue, especially skin cancers.
See also: Cancer

chemosurgery

Surgery using chemicals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chemosurgery - use of chemical to destroy diseased or malignant tissue; used in treatment of skin cancer
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
Translations

che·mo·sur·ger·y

n. quimiocirugía, extirpación o remoción de tejidos por medio de sustancias químicas.
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Only eight patients underwent Mohs' chemosurgery, so it was difficult to compare this procedure with conventional techniques in this cohort of patients.
radiotherapy, electrodesiccation and curettage, Mohs' surgery, and surgical excision) have found that surgical excision and Mohs' chemosurgery offer the best cure rates.
Lesions in these areas have long been difficult to remove by surgical excision and Mohs' chemosurgery because of the potential for causing cosmetic deformity or functional disability.