Removal of a capsule, as around an implant or scarred tissue.

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cap·su·lec·to·my .kap-sə-'lek-tə-mē n, pl -mies excision of a capsule (as of a joint, kidney, or lens)

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cap·su·lec·to·my (kap″su-lekґtə-me) [capsule + -ectomy] excision of a capsule, especially a joint capsule or the capsule of the lens; called also decapsulation.

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  • decapsulation — Incision and removal of a capsule or enveloping membrane. d. of kidney removing or stripping off the capsule of the kidney. * * * n. see decortication * * * de·cap·su·la·tion (de kap″su laґshən) …   Medical dictionary

  • renal decapsulation — surgical removal of the capsule of the kidney; called also renal capsulectomy …   Medical dictionary

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