bench surgery


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bench surgery

n.
Surgery in which an organ or body part is removed from a patient's body, repaired at a site outside the operating room, and implanted back into the body. Also called ex vivo surgery.
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The term "bench surgery" is used to describe reconstructive surgery on diseased kidneys receiving asanguineous perfusion outside the body.
During bench surgery the kidney was well perfused well with Soltran solution.
Abdominal organ retrieval and transplantation bench surgery.