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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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