areolar tissue


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areolar tissue

[ə′rē·ə·lər ′tish·ü]
(histology)
A loose network of fibrous tissue and elastic fiber that connects the skin to the underlying structures.
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The edges of the incision are grasped using Allis clamps, and lateral dissection is performed between the vaginal mucosa and enterocele sac until loose areolar tissue is noted.
The authors also named 2 other rarely cited factors necessary for the formation of normal joint spaces: loose areolar tissue that would develop spaces secondary to the movement and relatively smooth gliding surfaces (cartilaginous caps of bone) that would resist penetration by growing fibroblast processes.
These nerves lie beneath fatty areolar tissue contained in the anterior longitudinal ligament, the middle sacral artery, and the vein plexus, where it is too difficult to distinguish and dissect them completely.
The ureter is surrounded by a layer of loose areolar tissue; this layer is entered by using a blunt dissector to dissect parallel to the ureter.
The flap was separated from the underlying deep temporal fascia easily, as the loose areolar tissue on the deep surface presents minimal resistance to elevation.
In this fashion, the main trunk of the RA is mobilized in a pedicle fashion (with concomitant veins, areolar tissue and surrounding adventitia) with no direct contact with the vessel (no-touch technique).
It contains a quantity of loose areolar tissue, some lymphatic vessels which ascend from the convex surface of the liver, two or three anterior mediastinal lymph glands, and the small mediastinal branches of the internal mammary artery.
The cavitation effect created by the rapidly moving instrument tip (55,500 cycles/second) creates tissue separation along the areolar tissue planes, where most blood vessels are the size of capillaries and where larger blood vessels are easily identified and controlled by coaptation, coagulation, and cutting.
A piece of loose areolar tissue was harvested through a postauricular incision and used to seal the oval window.