Glossary Term:

Title

segmental resection

Phonetic

seg-<b>men</b>-tuhl re-<b>sek</b>-shun

Description

surgery to remove part of an organ. With colon cancer, for instance, the cancer and a length of normal colon on either side of the cancer, as well as the nearby lymph nodes are removed. The remaining sections of the colon are then reattached. See also colon, lymph node.