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Operations or Procedures Meaning

Adenectomy: Removal of a gland
Arthrocentesis: Puncture of a joint for removal of fluid
Arthrodesis: Surgical fixation of a joint

Cheiloplasty: Plastic operation upon the lip
Cholecystectom y: Removal of the gallbladder
Colostomy: Incision into the colon

Gastrectomy: Removal of the stomach
Glossorrhaphy Suture repair of the tongue

Herniorrhaphy: Suture repair of a hernia
Hysterectomy: Removal of the uterus

Laparotomy: Incision into the abdominal wall
Laryngoscopy: Examination of the larynx with an instrument

Nephrectomy: Removal of a kidney

Orchiopexy: Fixation of the testes
Otoplasty: Plastic repair of the ears

Rhinoplasty: Plastic repair of the nose

Thoracentesis: Puncture of the thorax
Tympanoplasty: Plastic repair of the eardrum
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