blunt dissection


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blunt dissection

[¦blənt di′sek·shən]
(medicine)
In surgery, the exposure of structures or separation of tissues without cutting.
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With delicate blunt dissection, both thyroid lobes were exposed and examined for pathological changes, and with a strictly median orientation, the primary isthmus was removed using the harmonic scalpel.
To avoid the injury of bronchus, blunt dissection can be carried out on the side near the cyst.
A subcutaneous pocket, approximately 6 cm in diameter, was created by blunt dissection, and a tunnel was created between the 2 incisions (Fig 2).
PATIENT'S CLAIM The ObGyn only should have used sharp dissection during the hysterectomy, as opposed to a combination of sharp and blunt dissection, due to dense adhesions that had developed after earlier abdominal surgery.
Complete adhesiolysis of the tumour was performed using a combination of sharp and blunt dissection.
The gland is mobilised by blunt dissection and vital structures identified.
Blunt dissection was used through out and the lesion literally popped out from the surrounding.
Minimal additional blunt dissection exposed the cystic artery and duct.
Under general anaesthesia blunt dissection was carried out through the entry wound.
It also offers blunt dissection during minimally invasive procedures such as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) to remove a portion of the lung.
Blunt dissection is then performed toward the ischial spine in a back-and-forth manner.