Dermatome


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dermatome

[′dər·mə‚tōm]
(anatomy)
An area of skin delimited by the supply of sensory fibers from a single spinal nerve.
(embryology)
Lateral portion of an embryonic somite from which the dermis will develop.
(medicine)
Instrument for cutting skin for grafting.

Dermatome

 

cutis plate, the embryonic basis of the connective-tissue part of the skin, or dermis. (The dermis is also formed from some of the cells of the ganglionic plate that develops from the neural columns.)

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MS for precision bone debridement; and Dermatome Replacement Blades.
The thoracic dermatome was involved in 11 patients, lumbar in 1 and trigeminal in 2.
There is usually a prodromal phase with general malaise, and abnormal tingling sensations or even lancing pain on the affected dermatome.
In 90 percent of herpes zoster (HZ) cases, reactivation is presaged by pain and cutaneous sensitivity along a dermatome (usually thoracic).
The device, called a Dermatome, permits one donor to provide tissue both for burn patients and for other medical applications.
Each cervical nerve root supplies impulses to a specific area of the body along a path that is known as a dermatome.
This compares with only 9-10 times the size of the donor graft with the conventional dermatome techniques.
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In terms of sensory deficits, touch was perceived as normal bilaterally at the lumbar (L)1 dermatome and at L2 and L3 on the left, but impaired at L2 and L3 on the right and absent below.
Waddell's signs Tenderness Superficial Skin tender over large area of lumbar skin Non-anatomical Not in a dermatome or myotome Stimulation tests Axial loading Pain on vertical pressure on patient's skull - discount neck pain Rotation Back pain on passive rotation of shoulders and pelvis in same plane Regional signs Involves a widespread area - non-anatomically related Weakness 'Giving away' of many muscle groups - not explained anatomically Sensory changes Non-dermatomal pattern Distraction: straight 'Distract' patient by comparing straight leg raising leg raise and sitting on couch and extending the knee and ankle Overreaction Out of what might be expected - 'over- dramatised'
Although 72% recorded the upper sensory dermatome blocked, only 71% of these mentioned the test modality and 57% whether this test was bilateral.
Approximately 7 days following his discharge from the hospital, the hemorrhagic bullae had begun to resolve and painful vesicles in the adjacent T5 dermatome began to emerge.