Evisceration of eye--removal of contents of an eyeball, leaving the
Extraction (to draw out).
Extraction of lens--cataract.
-exeresis. Removal by pulling out (stripping).
Neuroexeresis--stripping out of a nerve.
a. Discussion. Amputation is the cutting off of a part.
b. Terms Used. Suffixes are not required to denote procedures used for
amputation. The terminology used is as follows:
Disarticulation of leg--amputation at knee joint.
Dismemberment of toe--amputation through a metatarsal.
Amputation of leg--amputation through tibia or fibula.
a. Discussion. Introduction is the placement of a substance into the body.
b. Terms Used. Suffixes are not required to indicate operations involving
introduction procedures. The following terms are used:
(1) Injection--the forcing of a material such as radiopaque dye, oil, alcohol,
air, etc., into a part of the body is classified as an operative procedure.
(2) Transfusion--the introduction of whole blood or its derivatives (plasma,
serum albumin) directly into the bloodstream.
(3) Implantation--the placement of a prosthetic device into the orbit following
enucleation of an eyeball (for example--a plastic implant). Also, the fixation of a portion
of tissue such as skin, nerve, tendon, or bone into a new site in the body. Such portions
of tissue are called grafts and operations for the implantation of grafts are classified as
plastic procedures (see para 2-8b(1)).