vulvectomy

vulvectomy
n. surgical removal of the vulva, surgical removal of the external portions of the female genitals

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Vulvectomy — refers to a gynecological procedure in which the vulva is partly or completely removed. Usually this is performed as a last resort in certain cases of cancer, vulvar dysplasia or Human Papilloma Virus (genital warts). The patient experiences… …   Wikipedia

  • vulvectomy — Excision (either partial, complete, or radical) of the vulva. [vulva + G. ektome, excision] * * * vul·vec·to·my .vəl vek tə mē n, pl mies surgical excision of the vulva * * * n. surgical removal of the external genitals (se …   Medical dictionary

  • vulvectomy — n. surgical removal of the external genitals (see vulva) of a woman. Simple vulvectomy involves excision of the labia majora, labia minora, and clitoris and is carried out for a nonmalignant growth. Radical vulvectomy is a much more extensive… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • vulvectomy — vul·vec·to·my (vŭl vĕkʹtə mē) n. pl. vul·vec·to·mies Surgical removal of the vulva. * * * …   Universalium

  • vulvectomy — noun The surgical removal of some or all of the vulva …   Wiktionary

  • vulvectomy — noun surgical removal of part or all of the vulva • Hypernyms: ↑ablation, ↑extirpation, ↑cutting out, ↑excision …   Useful english dictionary

  • Вульвэктомия (Vulvectomy) — хирургическая операция, заключающаяся в удалении у женщины наружных гениталий (см. Вульва). В случае простой вульвэктомии (simple vulvectomy), которая выполняется при наличии у женщины доброкачественных новообразований наружных половых органов,… …   Медицинские термины

  • partial vulvectomy — Surgery to remove most, but not all, of the vulva (the external female genital organs, including the clitoris, vaginal lips, and the opening to the vagina) …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • radical vulvectomy — Surgery to remove the entire vulva (the external female genital organs, including the clitoris, vaginal lips, and the opening to the vagina) and nearby lymph nodes …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • simple vulvectomy — Surgery to remove the entire vulva (the external female genital organs, including the clitoris, vaginal lips, and the opening to the vagina) …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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