Vocabulary chapter 55

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abscesses

Localized collection of pus that may be under the skin or deep within the body qnd cause tissue destruction.

cannula

Rigid tube that surrounds a blunt trocar or a sharp, pointed trocar inserted into the body; when withdrawn fluid my escape from the body through the cannula.

curettage

Act of scraping a body cavity with a surgical instrument.

dilatation

Opening or widening the circumference of a body orifice with a dilating instrument.

dissect

To cut or separate tissue located deep in the skin that covers muscles and body organs.

fascia

Sheet or band of fibrous tissue located deep in the skin that covers muscles and body organs

fistula

Abnormal, tube like passage between internal organs or from an internal organ to the body surface

lumen

Open space, such as within a blood vessel, the intestine, the inside of s needle, or examining instrument

obturator

Metal rod with a smooth, rounded tip that is placed into hollow instruments to decrease injury to the body tissue during insertion.

patency

Open condition of a body cavity or canal

polyps

Tumors with a stem, frequently found on mucous membranes

stylus

Metal probe that is inserted into or passed through a catheter, needle, or tube used for cleaning purposes or the facilitate passage into a body orifice.

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