promontory

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promontory

1. a high point of land, esp of rocky coast, that juts out into the sea
2. Anatomy any of various projecting structures

promontory

[′präm·ən‚tȯr·ē]
(geology)
A high, prominent projection or point of land, or a rock cliff, jutting out boldly into a body of water.
A cape, either low-lying or of considerable height, with a bold termination.
A bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland.
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However, we believe that in order to prevent early technical failure, a firm fixation of the mesh to the sacral promontory and rectum/pelvic-floor musculature has a vital importance.
I then retract the sigmoid and move the small bowel out of the pelvis to expose the sacrum and the sacral promontory.
* Use a noncrushing instrument to laterally sweep the bowel to the left side, effectively "plastering" the peritoneum over the sacral promontory (figure 7; video 5).
In their series, Fayyad and Siozos (13) aimed to report the results of a novel technique of hysteropexy using vaginal dissection and mesh placement and fixation of mesh to the sacral promontory via a laparoscopic view.
Large osseous growth on sacral promontory of human is rarely reported.
The nerve injury was caused by the natural forces of labor and the mother's pushing while the posterior shoulder was wedged behind the mother's sacral promontory.
* First, open the peritoneum overlying the sacral promontory taking care to avoid the middle sacral artery Attach suspending sutures to the sacral promontory with either free needles or bone anchors.
Stretching and potential injury to the brachial plexus occur when the long axis of the fetus is pushed down the birth canal while either the maternal symphysis pubis or sacral promontory catches and holds either the anterior or posterior shoulder of the fetus, respectively.
On CT scans, RPF may appear as a rind of soft tissue around the aorta and inferior vena cava extending between the renal hilum and sacral promontory. Laterally, RPF spreads to involve the ureters, causing varying degrees of obstruction.
SAN DIEGO -- Although S2 and S3 are popular anatomical sites for reattachment of prolapsed pelvic organs that are based on the vaginal axis, they are weaker sites than the sacral promontory.
Instead, place the free hand over the back of the wrist of the pelvic hand, and use both hands to apply slow, persistent pressure that is directed cephalad and against the sacral promontory. Eventually, there will be a sound of suction, and the vertex will deliver.