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areola

Anatomy any small circular area, such as the pigmented ring around the human nipple or the inflamed area surrounding a pimple

areola

[ə′rē·ə·lə]
(anatomy)
The portion of the iris bordering the pupil of the eye.
A pigmented ring surrounding a nipple, vesicle, or pustule.
A small space, interval, or pore in a tissue.
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The incision included the nipple areolar complexes and the skin flaps were raised in a manner similar to a standard mastectomy.
A1: The space was filled with areolar connective tissue (thick arrow) in deep parts that is along side with severe hypermia (slim arrow).
The edges of the incision are grasped using Allis clamps, and lateral dissection is performed between the vaginal mucosa and enterocele sac until loose areolar tissue is noted.
Embedded in areolar tissue the thoracic dorsal rami accompanied by arteries and veins passes over the dorsal aspect of the multifidus muscle covered by fibres of semispinalis (Chua & Bogduk 1995).
Flowers develop from the areolar meristems in pricklypear, which can produce either a flower or a cladode (Bowers 1996).
It includes not only tendons and ligaments, but also areolar tissue which connects other tissues and organs, adipose tissue which provides insulation, support and a reserve food supply, and cartilage which is found in many places in the body but most notably in articular structures such as vertebral disks.
The second patient showed skin enhancement and rapid abnormal enhancement in the nipple areolar complex with two 0.
Mammography was done with the provisional diagnosis of malignancy and it showed large ill defined heterodense opacity in retro areolar region of left breast with no evidence of microcalcification hence suggestive of likely malignant etiology.
It was already known that the number of areolar glands often increases during pregnancy, and that they sometimes leak small amounts of liquid.
which is theso-called areolar linear differential equation [9, pp.
The ureter is surrounded by a layer of loose areolar tissue; this layer is entered by using a blunt dissector to dissect parallel to the ureter.