Migraine Term of the Day - Resection
What does the term Resection mean, on it's own and when applied to Migraines and headaches?
When we're looking at Migraine and headache information, whether it's from our doctor, a book, or an online article, we sometimes come across medical terms that can be confusing.
Sometimes, it's easy enough to substitute another word or a short phrase for the medical term. At other times, substituting just doesn't convey quite the same meaning or takes more than a few words.
Understanding medical terminology helps us be better prepared to work with our doctors as true treatment partners so the can made decisions with us rather than for us.
Today's term: Resection.
A Resection is a surgical procedure in which something is cut and removed.
- During the Craniotomy, a mass was resected and removed.
- The Trigger was resected in hopes it would help her pain.
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© Ellen Schnakenberg, 2013.
Last updated January 24, 2014.