craterization

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craterization

[‚krād·ə·rə′zā·shən]
(medicine)
Surgical excision of part of a bone so that a crater remains.
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High (13) also advises that pathologists should provide guidance to the clinician by suggesting biopsy techniques that are most likely to render the most accurate information (eg, recommending deep saucerization or conservative excision rather than shave biopsy).
The base of the tumor was reached and en-bloc resection was performed with saucerization of the base of the tumour to ensure that no cartilage remnants are left behind.
To the best of our knowledge this is the first case published of bilateral medial discoid menisci tear treated with arthroscopic repair and saucerization.
We did an electively planned intralesional curettage and saucerization of the lesion.
6) Although in some cases larger tumors may cause mild saucerization of adjacent bone, but bone involvement usually is not significant.
Various modalities have been implicated for the treatment of the palatogingival groove ranging from odontoplasty and saucerization to filling the groove with restorative materials such as glass ionomer cement, composite and amalgam (Brunsvold 1985, Friedman & Goultschin 1988).
If we had used simple excision and saucerization in our patients without a mastoidectomy, then meatoplasty and canaloplasty would have been impossible because of the presence of the major bony defect and a large dead space.
For example, patients with Ewing sarcoma generally display saucerization of the bone surface (smooth indentations caused by tumors pressing on the bone's outer surface) and scalloping of the outer cortex.
Cockerell said he is a big fan of saucerization excision techniques, especially for melanocytic lesions.
Saucerization is a tumor-induced concavity of the cortical surface.
Most of them can be managed by simple curettage or saucerization, and there have been no reports of metastases of these lesions," he said.
All the cholesteatoma matrix and granulations cleared, facial bridge lowered, mastoid cavity saucerization done there was a small defect noticed in tegmen plate covered with cholesteatoma, all the disease cleared temporalis facia graft placed over the ossicles, mastoid cavity, and over the defect in Tegmen wound was closed in layers, ASD done.