debulking operation

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de·bulk·ing op·er·ation

n. extirpación de la mayor parte de un tumor.
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She underwent a debulking operation with bilateral salpingoopherectomy and total omentectomy bilateral pelvic and paraaortic lymph node dissection, appendectomy, and aspiration for cytologic evaluation.
The Red Cross researchers have started to examine whether anticancer compounds such as taxol might be delivered by fibrin, which would be applied during the debulking operation. The fibrin would stick to the tissue exposed by the surgery and slowly release drugs at what is the most probable location for tumor regrowth.
The patient's medical history was complex, with a history of subtotal CH resection with tracheostomy at 4 days old, followed by multiple debulking operations and a glossectomy over the following four years.