blunt dissection


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dissection

 [dĭ-sek´shun]
1. the act of dissecting.
2. a part or whole of an organism prepared by dissecting.
aortic dissection a dissecting aneurysm of the aorta; the usual site is the thoracic aorta. There are two types, classified according to anatomical location: Type A involves the ascending aorta; Type B originates in the descending aorta. Acute aortic dissection is often fatal within one month of onset. Surgical treatment may be delayed in aneurysms involving the descending aorta until the blood pressure has been controlled and edema and friability of the aorta are diminished. The usual course of treatment for an aneurysm of the ascending aorta is immediate surgery. The surgical procedure for either type is aimed at either repairing the intimal tear or removing the affected portion of the aorta. This may be done by suturing the separated aortic layers back together or by removing the damaged section of the aorta and replacing it with a synthetic graft.
axillary dissection (axillary lymph node dissection) surgical removal of axillary lymph nodes, done as part of radical mastectomy.
blunt dissection separation of tissues along natural lines of cleavage, by means of a blunt instrument or finger.
lymph node dissection lymphadenectomy.
lymph node dissection, retroperitoneal (RPLND) retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy.
sharp dissection separation of tissues by means of the sharp edge of a knife or scalpel, or with scissors.

blunt dissection

Etymology: ME, blunt + L, dissecare, to cut apart
a dissection performed by separating tissues along natural lines of cleavage without cutting.
The separation of tissues—dissection—along fascial planes with a blunt instrument. Blunt dissection preserves locoregional architecture and structural integrity of nerves, vessels, and lymph nodes

blunt dissection

Surgical technique The separation of tissues–dissection along fascial planes with a blunt instrument; BD preserves locoregional architecture and structural integrity of nerves, vessels, and lymph nodes. See Dissection.

blunt dis·sec·tion

(blŭnt di-sekshŭn)
Separating or incising tissue using a dull object, such as one's fingers or the opening action of a pair of scissors.

blunt dissection

A technique in surgery or anatomical dissection in which tissue planes are separated or opened and underlying structures exposed without cutting. Blunt dissection often involves the use of scissors in an opening, rather than a closing, mode. The closed tips are pushed into tissue and then separated so as to split tissue planes.

dissection

1. the act of dissecting.
2. a part or whole of an organism prepared by dissecting.
3. passage of blood between layers of the wall of a blood vessel.

blunt dissection
separation of tissues along natural lines of cleavage, by means of a blunt instrument or finger.
sharp dissection
separation of tissues by means of the sharp edge of a knife or scalpel, or with scissors.
water beam dissection
the use of a high-pressure jet of saline to remove parenchymal cells, retaining more resistant structures such as ducts, capsule and vessels.
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The new disposable sealer features cone-shaped electrodes that are designed to aid blunt dissection and provide hemostatic sealing across broad plains of tissue.
Another tip in preventing bladder injury is to use sharp rather than blunt dissection to separate the bladder from the vagina and lower uterine segment.
GSI's SPACEMAKER Breast Balloon Dissector systems provide an alternative to the blunt dissection used in conventional open surgery or minimally invasive surgery conducted outside of a natural body cavity.
It also offers blunt dissection during minimally invasive procedures such as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) to remove a portion of the lung.
The multifunctional RoBi Forceps and Scissors are designed to allow one-handed operation by endoscopic surgeons to perform secure grasping, blunt dissection, and bipolar coagulation of tissue between the jaws.
That's where modifiers are going to be instrumental along with a whole paragraph on how sharp and blunt dissection extended the operative time by 30 minutes.
Current tissue expansion procedures require large incisions and blunt dissection to create space for a tissue expander.
Its exclusive Double-Shielded PassPort([R]) with SmartTip[TM] allows for both sharp and blunt dissection through the abdominal wall.
A 3-cm incision was made in the posterior pharyngeal mucosa, and a combination of sharp and blunt dissection was used to locate the fish bone.
The fascia is sharply incised along the side of the proximal urethra, and sharp and blunt dissection are used to separate the floor of the urethra from the anterior vaginal wall.
GSI's Spacemaker(R) tissue dissection systems, based on the company's patented balloon technology, rapidly and gently create surgical working spaces by separating natural tissue planes without resorting to blunt dissection used in conventional open surgery or minimally invasive surgery conducted outside of a natural body cavity.
The multifunctional RoBi(TM) Forceps and Scissors are designed to allow one-handed operation by endoscopic surgeons to perform secure grasping, blunt dissection and bipolar coagulation of tissue between the jaws.