dehiscence

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dehiscence

[də′his·əns]
(botany)
Spontaneous bursting open of a mature plant structure, such as fruit, anther, or sporangium, to discharge its contents.
(medicine)
A defect in the boundary of a bony canal or cavity.
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The prevalence of maternal and fetal complications was similar when women with uterine rupture were compared with women who had uterine dehiscence (Table 3).
Although uterine dehiscence is thought to be a more benign process, both maternal and fetal morbidity were high among women with dehiscence.
Although true ruptures are less likely to be overlooked because of severe adverse clinical consequences, benign dehiscence may have been overlooked in some patients at the time of discharge.
Posterior semicircular canal dehiscence: A morphologic cause of vertigo similar to superior semicircular canal dehiscence.
Before her study,there had not been a report on wound dehiscence after obstetric or gynecologic surgery since 1977, Dr.
Among 8,950 cesarean sections and 9,405 gynecologic procedures reviewed, there were 48 instances of dehiscence of obstetric or gynecologic wounds that required surgical repair during a 6-year period.
For the study, each patient with wound dehiscence was matched with three controls.