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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The subcutaneous tissues and the investing layer over the submandibular gland were opened, and with blunt dissection deep to the submandibular gland the pus was drained.
Then, when the nerve is identified under these lymph nodes using blunt dissection, all nodes from the obturator fossa all the way up to the hypogastric vessels can be resected (Fig.
A prospective randomized single-blind trial comparing ultrasonic scalpel tonsillectomy with tonsillectomy by blunt dissection in a pediatric age group.
It continues with the laparoscopic radical excision of deep pelvic endometriosis using traditional surgical techniques such as blunt dissection and bipolar coagulation.
The book also includes an enlightening DVD describing the basic surface anatomy of the cerebral hemispheres, coronal and horizontal sections, and blunt dissection of the forebrain with special attention to clinical-anatomical correlations of interest to psychiatrists.
The contents were carefully removed with finger dissection, and the capsule of the cyst was completely removed from the surgical field with external traction and blunt dissection.
Data suggest that extension 3 cm beyond the proposed incision occurs less frequently with blunt dissection than with dissection using banded scissors.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the AQUAMANTYS bipolar sealer for use in blunt dissection.
Blunt dissection was carried out with the mediastinoscope and a Yankauer suction.
The surgeon then perforates the endopelvic fascia sharply and takes the urethra off the pubic bone with a combination of sharp and blunt dissection.
Its multi-functional design also provides for blunt dissection and an enhanced, more efficient experience for the surgeon, especially in confined surgical spaces.
4) No case of recurrence has been reported following the removal of a cervical thymic cyst by blunt dissection.