As a general surgical technique, enucleation refers to the surgical removal of a mass without cutting into or dissecting it.
Removal of the eye
Enucleation refers to removal of the eyeball itself, while leaving surrounding tissues intact.
Removal of oral cysts and tumors
Removal of uterine fibroids (leiomyomata)
Enucleation is removal of fibroids without removing the uterus (hysterectomy), which is also commonly performed.
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