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anterior

1. Zoology of or near the head end
2. Botany (of part of a flower or leaf) situated farthest away from the main stem
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anterior

[an′tir·ē·ər]
(zoology)
Situated near or toward the front or head of an animal body.
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The most common compartmental distribution of the mediastinal lesions involved in the present study were superior and anterior, benign tumours were more common in superior compartment whereas malignant tumours occurred more frequently in anterior compartment which differs with studies from New Delhi by Riti Aggarwal, Seema rao et al, [3] Japan by Takeda S, Miyoshi S et al, [4] Bengalurur by H J Gayatri, Jayanth K Das et al, [5] China by Tingting Liu, Lika A Fasih [6] and, Nepal by Karki S, Chalse S et al [12] where the anterior compartment involvement was more common- Table 2.
In this process, however, we identified several clinically relevant terms that were not included in TA: pelvic sidewall, pelvic bones, anterior compartment, pubourethral ligament, vaginal sulcus, and levator hiatus, among others.
Congenital absence of the anterior compartment muscle of both legs--a case report.
A surgical procedure that avoids the inconvenience of urinary tract dysfunction should be pursued when an anterior compartment prolapse repair is performed using mesh anchored to the sacrospinous ligament via an anterior approach.
The posterior compartment had a 100% improvement in the pain after 20 minutes of massage, the lateral compartment improved the pain completely after around 40 minutes, and the anterior compartment improved the pain by about 70% within one hour.
The International Continence Society defines pelvic organ prolapse (POP) as: "the descent of one or more of: the anterior vaginal wall, the posterior vaginal wall, and the apex of the vagina (cervix/uterus) or vault (cuff) after hysterectomy." (4) Anterior compartment prolapse and SUI are caused by a weakness or injury of the pubocervical fascia with resulting descent of the bladder (cystocele) and/or bladder neck (SUI).
Results: Among 168 women who met the inclusion criteria, 96 had anterior compartment prolapses, 20 had apical compartment prolapses, 16 had posterior compartment prolapses, and 36 women were asymptomatic.
The anterior compartment extends from the skull base inferiorly to where the alar fascia fuses with the visceral fascia and the posterior compartment, the "danger space" that extends from the skull base to the diaphragm.
The most common presentation of a patient with CECS is an endurance athlete complaining of bilateral (68% of the time) leg claudication-like pain localized to the anterior compartment (in 70%).
Our patient did in fact have elevated compartment pressure in the superficial and deep posterior compartments; however compartment pressures normally rise to some extent during exercise and his anterior compartment was not affected [18].
The anterior compartment is most commonly affected, followed by the lateral, deep posterior, and superficial posterior compartments.
The conclusion clearly describes when transvaginal mesh may be a treatment option; it has "some advantage over native tissue repair for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, mostly in the anterior compartment" (p.

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