Kondoleon operation

Kondoleon operation
a formerly common treatment for elephantiasis and other types of lymphedema by the removal of strips of subcutaneous tissue; it was later modified to the Homans operation.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Kondoleon operation — Kon·do·le·on operation (kon doґla ən) [Emmerich (Emmanuel) Kondoleon, Greek surgeon, 1879–1939] see under operation …   Medical dictionary

  • Operation — Although there are many meanings to the word operation , in medicine it refers to a surgical procedure. To put matters more formally, an operation is an act or series of acts performed upon the body with the hand alone or by means of an… …   Medical dictionary

  • Kondoleon — Emmanuel, Greek surgeon, 1879–1939. See K. operation …   Medical dictionary

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