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SURGERY, med. jur. That part of the healing art which relates to external diseases; their treatment; and, specially, to the manual operations adopted for their cure.
     2. Every lawyer should have some acquaintance with surgery; his knowledge on this subject will be found useful in cases of homicide and wounds.

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If nothing else is working and your dog is getting worse, exploratory surgery is a logical step.
The youngster had earlier been taken to hospital with suspected appendicitis but exploratory surgery uncovered a number of aggressive tumours in his abdomen.
The risk of the exploratory surgery in certain cases is outweighed by the benefits of returning complete motor function and maintaining normal social interaction.
While many people focus on the purported risks of radiation in medical imaging, the more significant and actual risks associated with not undergoing an imaging procedure or undergoing a more invasive exploratory surgery are generally being ignored in both the scientific literature and the popular media," Welsh said.
Suspecting that the mass was likely to be sinister we agreed that a conventional exploratory surgery could not be justified, so he was transferred to the veterinary hospital at Maple Street in Huddersfield for laproscopic (key-hole) investigation.
She took a turn for the worse on arrival and had X-rays and exploratory surgery.
Being soft wood, the CS failed to show on X-ray but our poor patient was so sore on abdominal palpation that exploratory surgery was justified.
His heart stopped for 43 minutes before he was resuscitated, after which he underwent exploratory surgery.
The cause of the obstruction was unknown until videoscopic exploratory surgery revealed Meckel's diverticulum.
The Duke of Edinburgh, 91, underwent planned exploratory surgery on his abdomen yesterday and faces two weeks in hospital while he recovers.
Both women underwent exploratory surgery on the same day in order for doctors to make a diagnosis.
His doctor, Shuaib Manjra, said on Saturday that while Boucher still faced exploratory surgery and months in recovery, he wanted to take to the field again for the Cape Cobras.