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dissection

[də′sek·shən]
(geology)
Destruction of the continuity of the land surface by erosive cutting of valleys or ravines into a relatively even surface.
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Cervix was adherent to the posterior wall of bladder and was separated with sharp dissection.
The structures of the urinary tract are most often affected; sharp dissection is necessary to mobilize the ureter and bladder in these cases.
A sharp dissection was carried through the skin, subcutaneous tissues, and tendon sheath, and the tendo Achilles is exposed.
Blunt and sharp dissection performed with the scissors, forceps, and suction irrigator is used for resection of all these nodes, and bipolar and unipolar forceps arc used to achieve hemostasis and to clear the lymphatic channels (Fig.
Two to 5 muscle slips can be developed by blunt and sharp dissection.
Total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingoopherectomy was done after enuecleation of fibroids and adhesionolysis by sharp dissection.
In addition, sharp dissection appears to lead to slightly greater blood loss and a higher transfusion rate than does blunt dissection.
6) Until the late 1960s, tonsillectomies were performed by cold surgical dissection, where the tonsil is removed from its capsular plane by blunt and sharp dissection.
Avoid the use of electrocautery as much as possible and perform adhesiolysis by sharp dissection of the adhesions rather than by traction on the bowel.