vulvectomy

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 operation carried out for a malignant growth, e.g. cancer of the vulva. It involves wide excision of the labia majora and minora and the clitoris in addition to complete removal of all regional lymph nodes on both sides. The skin covering these areas is also removed, leaving an extensive raw area that is allowed to heal by granulation.

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

  • vulvectomy — n. surgical removal of the vulva, surgical removal of the external portions of the female genitals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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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