Definition of resectable in US English:



  • See resect

    • ‘Less than 15% of all pancreatic tumours are resectable, and five year survival after resection is 10-15%’
    • ‘Traditionally, more advanced head and neck cancer is best managed surgically, providing the tumour is resectable, with postoperative radiotherapy for poor prognostic situations.’
    • ‘In these cases, the surgeons acted on the operative impression and performed either a resection in the cases with resectable lesions or a bypass procedure in the cases in which lesions were deemed unresectable.’
    • ‘Metastatic lesions are generally identified years after the initial resection, are solitary or few in number, are surgically resectable, and have histologic features identical to the primary tumor.’
    • ‘Only 10 to 15 percent of hepatic metastases and up to 15 percent of hepatocellular carcinomas are surgically resectable.’