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Related to preoperative: preoperative care


 (prē-ŏp′ər-ə-tĭv, -ŏp′rə-, -ŏp′ə-rā′-)
Occurring before surgery: preoperative preparations.

pre·op′er·a·tive·ly adv.


(Surgery) occurring before a surgical operation


(priˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv, -ˈɒp rə tɪv)

occurring or related to the period or preparations before a surgical operation.
pre•op′er•a•tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.preoperative - happening or done before and in preparation for a surgical operation
operative, surgical - relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine; "a surgical appendix"; "a surgical procedure"; "operative dentistry"


adj preoperatorio
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Importantly, performing preoperative sampling may identify a missed diagnosis of cancer and allows for subsequent appropriate preoperative planning, she added.
When a patient is not able to attend the preoperative prostatectomy class, considerable time is needed to complete the needed education.
A ultrasound-based preoperative evaluation of the primary tumor's extent as well as lymph node involvement has become an essential procedure, which can modify the overall surgical approach in up to 40% of cases.
1) This supplement will review the available evidence pertaining to the use of preoperative UDS in patients considering SUI surgery.
Differences in preoperative, early postoperative (7 days postsurgery), and late postoperative (30 days postsurgery) testicular volume and blood flow of each testicle were compared using the Friedman test and P<0.
Detailed preoperative information of the patients is presented in Table 1.
2] 1 year post surgery had a preoperative BMI of 40 kg/[m.
Currently, preoperative computed tomography (CT) scanning of the temporal bones forms part of the routine adult cochlear implantation assessment.
The surgery was preceded by systematic preoperative preparation and was done under peribulbar anaesthesia.
Keywords: Preoperative anemia, Post-operative morbidity, Post-operative mortality.
Regarding the reasons for symptomatic postoperative SEH, the preoperative existence of SEH without neurologic symptoms is possible.