nidus


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nidus

[′nīd·əs]
(medicine)
A focus of infection.
(zoology)
A nest or breeding place.
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deep venous drainage, presence of aneurysm in the nidus or in the arterial feeder, and deep localization of AVM (25,34).
Diagnostic angiography should be performed on almost all AVMs and is absolutely required prior to treatment to assess flow rate, visualize anatomy of the nidus in greater detail than MRA and identify vessels required for distal circulation (Figure 2).
Segmentation of Arteriovenous Malformations Nidus and Vessel in Digital Subtraction Angiography Images Based on an Iterative Thresholding Method", 8th International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics.
Super-selective microcatheterization is the best option for nidus access and embolization using liquid embolic agents, preferably those that polymerize when infused.
These food particles act as a nidus for stone formation, and crystallization occurs due to the inflammatory mechanism in the bowel because of chronic inflammation secondary to tuberculosis.
The central radiolucency could be due to the presence of organic material, which could have formed the nidus for rhinolith.
Surgical removal of nidus is must to avoid recurrence.
5) One accepted explanation for the predominant right localization is that the right ovarian vein has many incompetent valves along its length that may act as a nidus for thrombosis.
In the long run, these may lead to fresh wounds which may act as a nidus for infection.
Unremoved debris can function as small foreign bodies which act as nidus for reinfection.
52-56) Microscopically, RSs are composed of a central elastotic and fibrotic nidus with entrapped and distorted glands that radiate out in a stellate configuration (Figure 7, A through C).