skin fold

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skin fold

, skinfold
A doubling of skin and its underlying adherent subcutaneous tissue. To assess a person's body fat, a skin fold is pinched at a standard site, and the thickness of the doubled skin is measured, using skin fold calipers; a body fat estimate is then calculated using a table or a computer program. There are 6-12 standard locations for measuring skin fold thickness, including over the triceps muscle along the back of the arm and just above the iliac crest of the hip.
See also: fold
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A 2-cm skin crease incision is made in the sublingual area and dissection is carried out to the spermatic cord (Fig.
A modification using a skin crease incision instead of a vertical one was proposed by Mouzas/Diggory (2) (1956).
A routine preauricular parotid incision is extended superiorly into the temporal region and inferiorly into a natural horizontal skin crease (figure 1).
Then there was Fronte (Forehead), 1997, with the same creased forehead, from which dirtied tape had been peeled away to make an imprint, through which light had been shone, turning imprint into screen projection, growing it to the size of the wall, and transforming the negative of the skin crease into the positive of the line and back again into the negative of the light-traced space, emerging between the trails of the drawing hand.
Resins such as polyvinyl alcohol and proteins form a film when they dry which tightens and pulls on the skin, stretching the skin crease and making it less obvious.
Their main advantage over conventional approaches is only cosmetic, and since most thyroid surgery can be done with a small incision anyway, usually well hidden in a skin crease in the neck, critics argue that it may not be a significant advantage over conventional practice at present.
5- to 3-cm incision is marked 1 cm below the inferior border of the submandibular gland, preferably in a natural skin crease if one is available (figure 2).
The gland and the calculus were excised via an incision in the skin crease 2 cm below the lower border of the mandible and directly over the palpable submandibular gland.
1 The doc makes his incision where the fine scar will be hidden in a natural skin crease.
It's possibly the result of a hernia scar or it could be a skin crease.
THIS is an indentation in the skin crease between the buttocks and the lower spine.