Act or conduct of diagnosis, treatment, or operation. SEE ALSO: method, operation, technique.
- back table p. p. performed on an organ that has been removed from a patient before it is replaced.
- Batista p. surgical reduction of one or both ventricles when they are excessively dilated; incompletely investigated as of 2000. SYN: ventricular reduction surgery.
- Belsey p. SYN: Belsey fundoplication.
- Chamberlain p. a limited left anterior thoracostomy for biopsy of the mediastinal nodes out of reach by cervical mediastinoscopy. SEE ALSO: anterior mediastinoscopy. SYN: anterior mediastinotomy.
- Clagett p. for empyema a two-stage surgical p. for treatment of postpneumonectomy empyema without bronchopleural fistula.
- Collis-Belsey p. SYN: Collis-Nissen fundoplication.
- commando p. an operation for malignant tumors of the floor of the oral cavity, involving resection of portions of the mandible in continuity with the oral lesion and radical neck dissection. SYN: commando operation.
- Damus-Kaye-Stancel p. a p. for subaortic stenosis, entails the creation of an end-to-side pulmonary trunk/aortic anastomosis, performed along with a Fontan p., particularly for patients with a double inlet left ventricle. SYN: Damus-Stancel-Kaye anastomosis.
- dideoxy p. (di′de-oks-e) an enzymatic p. for sequencing of DNA employing dideoxy nucleotides as chain terminators. See Sanger method.
- Dor p. SYN: Jatene p..
- Eloesser p. transposition of a tonguelike pedicled skin flap from the chest wall into the depths of an incision that communicates with an empyema or peripheral lung abscess; used to prevent scar closure of the tract to ensure long-term mandatory dependent drainage. SEE ALSO: Eloesser flap.
- endorectal pull-through p. removal of diseased rectal mucosa along with resection of the lower bowel, followed by anastomosis of the proximal stump to the anus, to spare the function of the anus.
- Ewart p. elevation of the larynx between the thumb and forefinger to elicit tracheal tugging.
- Fontan p. placement of a conduit (usually valved) from the right atrium to the main pulmonary artery as a bypass to a hypoplastic right ventricle, as in tricuspid atresia. SYN: Fontan operation.
- Girdlestone p. complete resection or excision of the head and neck of the femur.
- Harada-Ito p. a p. designed to correct ocular extorsion due to 4th nerve palsy by selectively tightening the anterior fibers of the superior oblique tendon.
- Hummelsheim p. surgical p. to correct an ocular deviation due to a 6th nerve palsy by which the superior and inferior rectus tendons are split and transferred laterally.
- Jatene p. a method of repairing congenital tunnel-type subaortic stenosis and narrowing of the left ventricular-aortic junction by aortoventriculoplasty and prosthetic valve replacement. SYN: Dor p..
- Kestenbaum p. surgical p. on the extraocular muscles, under muscle indicated for patients with torticollis associated with nystagmus.
- Konno p. a method of repairing congenital tunnel-type subaortic stenosis and narrowing of the left ventricular-aortic junction by aortoventriculoplasty and prosthetic valve replacement.
- Konno-Rastan p. an aortoventriculoplasty used to enlarge the aortic annular size, especially when subaortic fibromuscular stenosis is present.
- lateral tarsal strip p. a p. designed to correct lower eyelid malposition due to horizontal lid laxity by shortening it at the lateral canthal end.
- loop electrosurgical excision p. (LEEP) SYN: loop excision.
- McCall culdoplasty p. method of supporting the vaginal cuff during a vaginal hysterectomy by attaching the uterosacral and cardinal ligaments to the peritoneal surface with suture material that, when tied, draws toward the midline, helping to close off the cul-de-sac.
- Mitchell p. surgical p. to correct a hallux valgus by combining a bunionectomy and soft tissue correction of the first metatarsophalangeal joint with an osteotomy of the proximal portion of the first metatarsal.
- Mustard p. SYN: Mustard operation.
- Nick p. enlarges the aortic annulus by incising the noncoronary sinus and the roof of the left atrium.
- Noble-Collip p. obsolete p. in which shock in rats is induced by rotating them in a drum.
- Norwood p. a complex p. designed to treat aortic atresia with hypoplastic left heart syndrome; sometimes performed in two stages.
- Puestow p. longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy for treatment of chronic pancreatitis.
- push-back p. a surgical maneuver designed to reposition the soft palate posteriorly to reestablish velopharyngeal competence.
- Putti-Platt p. SYN: Putti-Platt operation.
- Reichel-Pólya stomach p. retrocolic anastomosis of the full circumference of the open stomach to the jejunum.
- Rittenhouse-Manogian p. enlarges the aortic annulus by incising the left coronary-noncoronary commissure down unto the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve.
- Ross p. p. for aortic valve stenosis or regurgitation in which the aortic valve is replaced with the patient's own pulmonic valve (autograft) and the pulmonic valve is in turn replaced with a homograft valve.
- sacrocolpopexy p. support of the vaginal vault by affixing it to the periosteum of the sacrum following a hysterectomy. [sacro- + colpo- + -pexy]
- sacrospinous vaginal vault suspension p. surgical repair of prolapsed vaginal vault by suturing to the sacrospinous ligament; done either vaginally or abdominally.
- shelf p. insertion of a graft from the ilium into the roof of the acetabulum for congenital dislocation of the hip.
- Thal p. correction of a benign stricture of the lower esophagus in which the narrowed area is opened longitudinally and the adjacent external gastric wall is patch sutured over this defect.
- Vineberg p. obsolete operation for myocardial ischemia in which the internal mammary artery is implanted into the myocardium to improve blood flow to the heart.
- Walsh p. anatomic (nerve-sparing) radical retropubic prostatectomy.

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pro·ce·dure prə-'sē-jər n
1) a particular way of accomplishing something or of acting
2) a step in a procedure esp a series of steps followed in a regular definite order <a surgical \procedure> <a therapeutic \procedure>

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pro·ce·dure (pro-seґjər) [L. procedere, from pro forward + cedere move] a series of steps by which a desired result is accomplished. See also under maneuver, method, operation, surgery, and technique.

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