circumferential disease

circumferential disease

A term of art referring to circumferential impingement on a cylindrical space or lumen.

Cardiology
Circumferential disease refers to the stenosis of an arterial lumen due to atheroma deposition.

Oncology
See Napkin ring lesion.

Orthopaedics
Circumferential disease refers to 360º spinal cord compression due to spondylosis of the vertebral canal, which can be managed with laminectomy.
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After Lugol's solution was applied to the anal area, high-resolution anoscopy was used to identify tissue with HSIL for incisional biopsy followed by electrocautery ablation; patients with circumferential disease had a staged procedure to preserve perianal skin.
A moderate percentage of patients with Barrett's esophagus have segments of diseased tissue that are longer than 1-2 centimeters, consisting of nearly circumferential disease or with patches in the form of islands or tongues emanating upward from where the esophagus meets the stomach.
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