contiguous spread

contiguous spread

spread of infection along tissue planes or into the local blood or lymphatic system
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1) Lymphomas of the testis usually present as a unilateral testicular mass of variable size and can show contiguous spread to rete testis, epididymis, spermatic cord and rarely to tunica albuginea.
The most common visual field disturbance is bitemporal hemianopsia, and contiguous spread of the tumor to the adjacent cavernous sinus most commonly produces cranial nerve III and IV dysfunction (1).
Contiguous spread of the infection may lead to ureteral and bladder involvement.
The virus may reach the lower respiratory tract through contiguous spread, aspiration from the oropharynx or haematogenous spread in the presence of viraemia.
Extrapulmonary tuberculous disease occurs as the result of contiguous spread of tubercle organisms to adjoining structures such as pleura or pericardium, or by lymphohaematogenous spread during primary or chronic infection.
Mechanisms of acquiring infection include 1) hematogenous spread, 2) contiguous spread from an adjacent focus of infection, and 3) direct seeding (penetrating trauma, postsurgery, etc.
This is probably how AHBs became established in Florida, unconnected to the more contiguous spread in the Southwest.
The presumed pathogenesis of cryptococcal osteomyelitis is via hematogenous spread from the pulmonary focus or the lymph node, but direct inoculation through the skin and contiguous spread are also possible.
Even without anal sex, women can sometimes become infected in the anus via contiguous spread from the vagina.
Hematogenous spread is the most common route of entry, but it can also be caused by direct inoculation trauma, surgery, and contiguous spread of adjacent tissue infection.
The contiguous spread of habitat provided by the bank and preserve has shown a steady increase in GGS population, and Wildlands' biology and land stewardship teams are confident that Phase II will continue this trend.
1,2] which may arise through contiguous spread from adjacent structures or by the hematogenous route from a distant site.