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2009-03-13 12:24:15

A team of surgeons in Spain removed a cancerous kidney from a woman via her navel. Dr. Antoni Alcaraz of Hospital Clinic de Barcelona said that by using the navel the recovery time is reduced by half and the surgical results are far better than those of conventional laparoscopy. The operation was carried out with material specially designed to be able to work from the navel, access that requires control and precision, Alcaraz said. Alcaraz said that the operation was carried out by his...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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