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Elective Surgical Procedures MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Elective Surgical Procedures
Tree Number(s)
E04.249
Unique ID
D017558
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017558
Scope Note
Surgery which could be postponed or not done at all without danger to the patient. Elective surgery includes procedures to correct non-life-threatening medical problems as well as to alleviate conditions causing psychological stress or other potential risk to patients, e.g., cosmetic or contraceptive surgery.
Entry Version
ELECTIVE SURG PROCEDURES
Entry Term(s)
Elective Surgical Procedure
Procedure, Elective Surgical
Procedures, Elective Surgical
Surgical Procedure, Elective
Surgical Procedures, Elective
Previous Indexing
Surgical Procedures, Operative (1966-1993)
See Also
Prophylactic Surgical Procedures
Public MeSH Note
2015; see SURGICAL PROCEDURES, ELECTIVE 1998-2014; see SURGERY, ELECTIVE 1994-1997
History Note
2015(1994)
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/12/28
Revision Date
2014/06/23
Elective Surgical Procedures Preferred
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