Adjective "appendectomy" definition and examples

(Appendectomy may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌap(ə)nˈdɛktəmi/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A surgical operation to remove the appendix.
  1. mass noun 'no history of abdominal surgery other than appendectomy'
  2. 'We've done nine appendicectomies, it's a very safe procedure in our hands, with no complications related to the appendicectomy or the surgery.'
  3. 'Unlike her predecessors, Ms D scrubbed for only one surgical procedure, an appendectomy, the entire time she was in Vietnam.'
  4. 'There also are reports of adenocarcinoma of the appendix presenting as a mucinous cystadenoma; therefore, an appendectomy should be performed at the time of surgery.'
  5. 'This alone makes it difficult for them to progress to performing operations like appendicectomies, which most current registrars were doing as pre-registration house officers.'
  6. 'The most common abdominal operation performed on an emergency basis is the appendectomy, which is performed more than 250,000 times annually in the United States.'
  7. 'Appendicitis is treated by removing the inflamed appendix through an appendectomy.'
  8. 'Surgeries that were once routinely performed by opening the abdomen, such as gallbladder surgery and appendectomies were routinely done with laparoscopic techniques by 1999.'
  9. 'After an appendicectomy, some people can get an infection around the area of the wound.'
  10. 'For example, a general surgery session may include a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendectomy, and major bowel procedure.'
  11. 'If a patient keeps going back to a specialist, particularly a surgeon, then hysterectomies, appendectomies and gall bladder operations are carried out unnecessarily.'

More definitions

1. excision of the vermiform appendix.

More examples(as adjective)

"months can be appendectomy."