impaction


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impaction

[im′pak·shən]
(medicine)
The state of being lodged and retained in a body part.
Confinement of a tooth in the jaw so that its eruption is prevented.
A condition in which one fragment of bone is firmly driven into another fragment so that neither can move against the other.
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The depth of impaction of the third molars was classified based on Pell and Gregory's classification.
Pattern of third molar impaction in a Singapore Chinese population: A retrospective radiographic survey.
Its easy three-step method provides professional-grade ear cleaning at home, to alleviate and prevent earwax impaction and help maintain healthy ears.
Conclusion: Coins and button batteries are the common upper GI foreign bodies with lower esophagus being the most common site of impaction. Commonest presenting feature was dysphagia.
The study was conducted on 15 (fifteen) buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) diagnosed clinically for rumen impaction on the basis of hard consistency of rumen on per rectal examination or exploratory laparorumenotomy.
Moreover, the visibility of fish bones varies with respect to different fish species, its anatomic location of impaction and orientation within the upper aerodigestive tract.7 Plain radiograph has poor sensitivity and specificity.
No other abnormalities were noted and the underlying cause for the gastrointestinal impaction was not determined.
Mesioangular impacted lower third molar on the right side as well as impaction of second and third lower molars on the left side within a single follicular space was noted.
Excessive cleaning may irritate the ear canal, cause infection, and even increase the changes of cerumen impaction.
The location and length of the colon segment affected by fecal impaction and cross-sectional luminal diameter and thickness of the affected colon segment wall were determined on CT images.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a relationship between maxillary impacted canine follicle width and gender, localization, impaction side, and adjacent teeth resorption of impacted canines with CBCT.
A three-year-and-nine-month-old female patient was referred to our hospital with frequent vomiting, abdominal pain, and episodes of food impaction from 1.5 years ago.