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dehiscence

[də′his·əns]
(botany)
Spontaneous bursting open of a mature plant structure, such as fruit, anther, or sporangium, to discharge its contents.
(medicine)
A defect in the boundary of a bony canal or cavity.
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Treating bacterial vaginosis, Trichomonas vaginalis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia can decrease the risk of cuff cellulitis and dehiscence.
6-8) Several retrospective studies have found an equivalent or a decreased incidence of cuff dehiscence with barbed sutures, compared with other methods (e.
Differences in surgical technique may account for the higher rates of cuff dehiscence with laparoscopic and robotic hysterectomy.
One study attempted to address the impact of electrosurgery and laparoscopic suturing on the rate of vaginal cuff dehiscence by comparing the incidence of dehiscence in 463 patients undergoing total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) for benign disease and 147 patients undergoing laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) for cancer.
It has been noted that a gestational aberration during Weeks 21-26, generally involving failure of two ossification Centre's in the tympanic segments to fuse, is responsible for facial nerve dehiscence.
Male patients outnumber women by at least 2 to 1 for wound dehiscence (Hanif et al.
None of the sinuses showed any bulge or dehiscence related to maxillary nerve.
6) In the current case, both posterior semicircular canals demonstrated areas of bony dehiscence.
The findings of the study which included 48 cases of wound dehiscence, suggest that if a physician wants to choose a Pfannenstiel incision, it should be for cosmetic or other reasons, not because it is going to be stronger, study investigator Dr.
Politzer was the first person to describe facial canal dehiscence (FCD) in 1894.
For the study, each patient with wound dehiscence was matched with three controls.