blunt dissection


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blunt dissection

[¦blənt di′sek·shən]
(medicine)
In surgery, the exposure of structures or separation of tissues without cutting.
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Then, hysteroscope entered the uterine cavity going along the endometrium line finally after blunt dissection of dense adhesions in the lower uterine segment of the uterine cavity by its front-end.
[23,24] By employing this technique, particularly the correct site of insertion, blunt dissection above the rib, and the finger sweep to ensure the lung is not adherent to the chest wall will minimize the complications.
AlKayat-Brahmley incision (Figure 3) was given, blunt dissection was done to identify trunk and branches of facial nerve, the fascia, along with the facial nerve, was retracted and the exposure of the articular eminence of the TMJ was done.
Right carotid space abscess was also drained with blunt dissection with a second incision 2 cm.
FC allowed for early detection of the confluence of the cystic and common hepatic duct, thus enabling safe, blunt dissection of Calot's Triangle in the setting of a shortened cystic duct.
To surgically excise the mass, a cutaneous incision was made medially in the fold of the left upper eyelid and the mass was exposed by blunt dissection through the orbicular muscle and septum.
Once the peritoneal covering is dissected off the cystic triangle, the cystic duct and artery are identified and dissected individually using blunt dissection. The cystic artery is dealt with before cystic duct to avoid avulsion injury of the artery.
Nerve-sparing procedures were conducted using athermal technique by blunt dissection with round-tip scissors and performed in an interfascial plane, as opposed to an intrafascial one.
* The center-pivot provides consistent pressure along the entire length of the jaw for reliable vessel sealing and also allows for a maximized opening jaw opening force, important for blunt dissection.
Blunt dissection by endoscopic hemostatic forceps is recommended between the cyst and subclavian arterty, and take care of recurrent laryngeal nerve.
The intensity of adhesions was scored based on the ease of dissection: 0 for no adhesions, 1 for easy tears, 2 for blunt dissection, and 3 for sharp dissection.