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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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For the question asking whether they recommended completion surgery even if residual tissues did not include nodule and pathological lymph nodule in patients undergoing subtotal thyroidectomy, while 34% of the participants replied in favor of completion surgery, 66% stated that they did not recommend.
Indeed, in a recent study of 17 patients who were diagnosed with endometrial cancer after supracervical hysterectomy between January 2000 and March 2006, 2 of the 13 who underwent completion surgery were up-staged, both of whom had leiomyosarcoma originally resected with morcellation.
Total thyroidectomy also precludes the patient from completion surgery in the presence of occult malignancy, the incidence of which ranges from 6.3% to 13%13-15.