Dermatome


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dermatome

[′dər·mə‚tōm]
(anatomy)
An area of skin delimited by the supply of sensory fibers from a single spinal nerve.
(embryology)
Lateral portion of an embryonic somite from which the dermis will develop.
(medicine)
Instrument for cutting skin for grafting.

Dermatome

 

cutis plate, the embryonic basis of the connective-tissue part of the skin, or dermis. (The dermis is also formed from some of the cells of the ganglionic plate that develops from the neural columns.)

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Table-II: Frequency of body region and dermatome involved by segmental vitiligo.
Thoracic dermatomes were more commonly involved in 17 (56.7%) patients followed by lumbar in 6 (20%), cervical in 5 (16.7%), cranial in 1 (3.3%) and sacral in 1 (3.3%) patient.
The onset of sensory block was defined as the time between injection of drug and the absence of pain to pinprick to highest dermatome level.
However, it is also linked to sympathetic nerve tone generated from the internal organs, projected upon the body's dermatomes. Measuring sympathetic tone at small diameter skin spots outside of the arousal state, i.e.
On physical evaluation, she presented pain provoked by typically nonpainful stimuli (allodynia) and hyperalgesia in the left thoracic region from the root of the fourth thoracic dermatome to the tenth thoracic dermatome.
Decreased sensation below the T10 dermatome. Her reflexes of lower limbs were decreased.
The pain is regional (not in a specific nerve territory or dermatome) and usually has a distal predominance of abnormal sensory, motor, sudomotor, vasomotor, and/or trophic findings.
The outcome measures were anaesthetic recovery as evaluated with the time to sensory block resolution to S3 dermatome and time to home readiness and the efficacy of the spinal block in perianal surgery.
* a razor blade (as an alternative, a dermatome can be used for harvesting the graft)
It is, however, useful to see the inclusion of assessment of neuromuscular aspects of assessment of patients with cardiorespiratory problems, such as reflex, dermatome and myotome assessment.
Responding about the existing facilities about the burn injuries, he said: "We have only fifteen percent limited facilities, there should be a full-fledged proper burn centre in the hospital." Two modes of treatment including Dermatome vac closure and Tangential excision are used in the centre, Prof.