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3 main chars. of a good surgeon

diligence
wisdom
compassion

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eponym vs. descriptive name

eponym: procedure/instrument named after individuals that contributed
descriptive name: combines anatomical terms with Greek suffixes

3

suffix "centesis"

to pierce
ie. Paracentesis = puncture of a body cavity with a needle or catheter to aspirate fluid or air

4

suffix "desis"

to fuse or bind

5

arthrodesis

to fuse a joint

6

tenodesis

to fuse a tendon

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"ectomy"

to excise or remove

8

orchiectomy

removal of testicle

9

ovariohysterectomy

removal of ovaries/uterus

10

sialadenectomy

removal of salivary glands

11

hemilaminectomy

surgery to help alleviate the symptoms of an impinged or irritated nerve root in the spine.

12

"ostomy"

creating an opening (usually permanent or temporarily permanent)
ie. perineal urethrostomy, gastrostomy tube, tracheostomy (inserting tube into trachea for prevention of collapse)

13

"otomy"

to incise
ie. cystotomy, ventral bullaosteotomy, thoracotomy/sternotomy, tracheotomy (incising trachea, removing mass, and sewing back up)

14

"pexy"

fixation
ie. gastropexy, cystopexy, colopexy (colon pexied to transversus)

15

what percent of Great Danes will get GDV without gastropexy?

45%

16

"plasty"

formed or shaped
ie. reconstructive surgeries such as preputioplasty, vulvoplasty/episioplasty (vulvar fold reduction)

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"orrhaphy"

to suture
ie. Herniorrhaphy (sx repair of hernia)