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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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[USA], Oct 30 (ANI):Ee According to a recent study,Eea subset of patients with low-risk breast cancer is highly unlikely to see cancer return following breast conservation surgery but can lower that risk even further with radiation therapy.
However more extensive, diffuse disease would make patients intrinsically unsuitable for breast conservation surgery.
The gold-standard treatment for women with early-stage breast cancer is breast conservation surgery (BCS) rather than mastectomy, but the number of women choosing mastectomy is increasing.
It helps to extend the scope of breast conservation surgery (BCS) to include the removal of tumours larger than 3-5cms without compromising the adequacy of resection or cosmetic outcome.6 The basic principle is incorporating the plastic surgery techniques for breast reshaping during the oncological resection, so much so that advanced mammoplasty techniques allow the resection of up to 50% of breast volume.
Many victims have breast conservation surgery - a lumpectomy - to remove the DCIS area, possibly followed by radiotherapy.
There will be a live interactive operative workshop on breast conservation surgery and MRM with breast reconstruction on Saturday, 19th January 2012.
MRI of the breasts was highly sensitive (5) (59%) in detecting occult primary lesion in breasts and MRI increased the rate of breast conservation surgery. Hence, MRI should be the recommended imaging for breast in such cases.
Delay in initiating adjuvant radiotherapy following breast conservation surgery and its impact on survival.
The patient gave a history of a hard, slightly painful lump in the left breast for which she had undergone breast conservation surgery. Review of the records revealed that the patient had an early stage invasive ductal carcinoma.
Breast conservation surgery was attempted in more women in the prophylactic mastectomy group (28%, compared with 16%; Pless than .0001), the investigators reported.

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