Lexicon:Secondary resection

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Term: secondary resection
References: The Hundred Days, page 43
Meaning: A second surgical operation at or near the same site as the original surgery in order to complete or correct the results of the first surgery. Before antibiotics, secondary resection was often necessary especially with amputations.

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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