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12 terms

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Rigid tube that surrounds a blunt trocar or a sharp, pointed trocar inserted into the body; when withdrawn fluid my escape from the body through the cannula.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