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dehisce

(dĕ'his),
To burst.

dehisce

(dĭ-hĭs′)
intr.v. de·hisced, de·hiscing, de·hisces
1. Botany To open at definite places, discharging seeds, pollen, or other contents, as the ripe capsules or pods of some plants.
2. Medicine To rupture or break open, as a surgical wound.

dehisce

verb To have opened, as may occur in a recently closed wound in which the sutures or staples have failed.
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Rupture and dehiscence describe complete separation of the uterine wall (endometrium, myometrium, and serosa).
2,5) Whereas scar dehiscence has an incidence of 0.
6) In the current case, both posterior semicircular canals demonstrated areas of bony dehiscence.
Because posterior semicircular canal dehiscence is relatively rare, its clinical implications remain unclear, particularly in a case with bilateral involvement.
In fact, it's the presence of infection, not the type of incision, that is associated with wound dehiscence, according to results of a retrospective, case-control study presented at the annual meeting of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
The findings of the study which included 48 cases of wound dehiscence, suggest that if a physician wants to choose a Pfannenstiel incision, it should be for cosmetic or other reasons, not because it is going to be stronger, study investigator Dr.
11] Routledge reported that this procedure carries the risk of several complications, including tongue lacerations, wound infections, dehiscences, injuries to the submandibularducts, and scar deformations of the lip, chin, and floor of the mouth.