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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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Second-look surgery is not routinely performed in all patients; it is performed only when recurrence is suspected.
The literature is replete with reports on the merits of the two major surgical procedures that address these problems: the canal-wall-down (open-cavity) techniques and the canal-wall-up (closed-cavity) techniques, with or without second-look surgery.
The belief that endometriosis always grows back is another destructive myth, which may be fueled by what I believe is the superficiality of laser and electrocoagulation therapy The literature shows that in several hundred patients who had second-look surgery after having their endometriosis excised, the cure rate was 60%.

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