operation

(redirected from exploratory operation)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to exploratory operation: exploratory laparotomy
References in periodicals archive ?
Steve is undergoing a exploratory operation for further diagnosis.
The Palace said in a statement on Thursday night: "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to the London Clinic for an exploratory operation following abdominal investigations.
The Palace said in a statement: "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to the London Clinic for an exploratory operation following abdominal investigations.
He's had an exploratory operation at Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital which has been very successful.
With Dan Gosling possibly facing an exploratory operation on his injured knee, it is not the positive news that Pardew would have liked to relay from the club's training camp in Portugal.
75m forward to have an exploratory operation so medical staff can work out the extent of the problem.
JOEY BARTON has kicked his last ball of 2009 after undergoing an exploratory operation on his right foot.
The 26-year-old picked up the injury during a training session and an exploratory operation has now confirmed the severity of the problem.
England remain hopeful they will welcome back Andrew Flintoff to their ranks before the end of the summer following an exploratory operation on his troublesome left ankle yesterday.
But former Coventry stalwart Mo Konjic is facing a five-week spell on the sidelines after undergoing an exploratory operation on his troublesome knee.
The 63-year-old star, who has not smoked since the 60s, was diagnosed last month after doctors at London's Royal Marsden Hospital carried out an exploratory operation.
Manchester United say the exploratory operation will force Ferdinand to miss four, and possibly five weeks.

Full browser ?