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Microsurgery: Microsurgery is any type of surgery using a microscope, which can magnify the surgical area 40 times or more and allow the surgeon fine manipulation of very small body structures like blood vessels and nerves. It is commonly used in plastic surgery and other types of reconstructive surgery (e.g. bone grafts); however, microscopes are used in many different surgical specialties.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Microsurgery

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Microsurgery:

  • Used for skin and other tissue grafts
  • Joining blood vessels
  • Joining intestines
  • Joining nerves
  • Joining bones
  • Joining muscles
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Ear, nose, and throat surgery
  • Facial surgery

Procedure Complications: Microsurgery

Possible surgical complications of Microsurgery may include:

Descriptions of Microsurgery

Microsurgery: surgery using operating microscopes and miniaturized precision instruments to perform intricate procedures on very small structures
Source: WordNet 2.1

Microsurgery : surgical procedure performed under a microscope using extremely small instruments; before 1993, was a use term under DISSECTION.
Source: CRISP

Microsurgery: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Microsurgery) include:

  • Microplastic surgery

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