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submucosa

[¦səb·myü′kō·sə]
(histology)
The layer of fibrous connective tissue that attaches a mucous membrane to its subadjacent parts.
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Inherent in the original description and all modified criteria is the concept of ganglion size, which refers to the number of ganglion cells in a histologic cross section of an individual submucosal ganglion.
Hard chewable substances mainly betel quid and areca nut or mixture of quid or chew in a combination of areca nut, betel leaf, slaked lime, tobacco leads to juxta epithelial inflammation followed by increased fibroblastic activity and formation of collagen fibres in the lamina propria of the oral mucous membrane [8] These collagen fibres are nondegradable and results in reduced phagocytic activity leads to submucosal fibrosis.
Open techniques allow for dissection in the submucosal plane, thereby providing superior exposure and incurring less harm on swallowing (1).
ENUS-TNNA is a novel and minimally invasive technique to provide a diagnosis of a submucosal growth type of nasopharyngeal neoplasms.
This layer of intervening tissue was then opened with the endoscopic forceps, which was then advanced into the submucosal tissue to grasp the tip of the FB under real-time US visualization.
The submucosal fibrosis was graded as none, mild, and severe, according to the endoscopic transparency and appearance of the exposed submucosal layer (23).
As noted above, we believe that it is likely that initial endoscopists harbored concerns around submucosal invasion of larger polyps resected by EMR and therefore tended to refer directly to surgical resection rather than a therapeutic gastroenterologist for EMR.
A slightly lower increase in SP-positive neurons (to 28.5 [+ or -] 0.56%) in the submucosal ganglia of the corpus was noted (Figure 4, Figures 5(d)-5(f)).
Serum AFP level was normal after resection, although it was not examined before endoscopic submucosal dissection was performed.
If our patient had no lymph node metastases, we could perform an endoscopic submucosal dissection that gives less surgical stress.
There were 8 cases who underwent ESD with the tunneling method, but one was excluded because of one submucosal tumor resected simultaneously in the same location.
After the admission, the patient underwent diagnostic endoscopic study which showed a 5 cm x 6 cm antral submucosal mass with central umbilication.