from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Selective destruction of tissue by use of chemicals, as for removing malignant skin lesions.
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- n. the selective destruction of diseased or malignant tissue by means of chemical substances; used especially in the treatment of the skin
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- n. use of chemical to destroy diseased or malignant tissue; used in treatment of skin cancer
Five years ago, Abramson's team pioneered the ultra-selective approach, which he dubbed "chemosurgery."
Shields and her equally eminent husband, Jerry A. Shields - also an eye-cancer specialist at Wills and Jefferson - have urged that chemosurgery be studied "slowly and meticulously."
Better to proceed with chemosurgery and hope the blood went away naturally over three to five months.
The Millemans, who had come from Kechi, Kan., wanted to try one round of chemosurgery before giving up on Logan's eye.
He had been miserable after chemosurgery - his eyelids swelled, and he wailed in pain despite Tylenol - but by the third day he was his sunny self, laughing as Emily bounced him to "I'm a Little Teapot."
Mohs surgery: This treatment option for squamous cell carcinoma is also referred to as chemosurgery.