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1. (im-plant´) to insert or graft material, such as tissue or radioactive material, into intact tissues or a body cavity; see also transplant.
2. (im´plant) any material inserted or grafted into the body.
cochlear implant see cochlear implant.
dental implant a prosthetic tooth with an anchoring structure surgically implanted beneath the mucosal or periosteal layer or in the bone.
Sequence of treatment with osseointegrated dental implants. From Darby and Walsh, 1995.
penile implant penile prosthesis.


The act of transferring an explant.


the removal of an implant.
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The diagnosis of breast implant rupture: MRI findings compared with findings at explantation.
The classic procedure involves a redo sternotomy with the complete explantation of the device and its components.
PIP implants were approved medical devices by the Irish Medicines Board and the IMB has not recommended explantation [removal].
Therefore, the German authorities at the BfArM Institute today amended their recommendation of 6 January 2012 to explant PIP and Rofil implants to include explantation of TiBREEZE implants as a precautionarymeasure even without symptoms.
They subsequently quantified the biomarkers via either sensor explantation or in situ interrogation for minimally invasive measurement of the cumulative "dose" of the biomarker present at different time points.
In such cases, their offers cannot be considered valid and they may wish to seek means of removal of their names or modification of their offer by imposing conditions such as a request for anaesthesia to cover the explantation surgery.
The implantation and explantation operations were performed at the Institut Mutualiste Monsouris (IMM) in Paris, France.
With respect to adverse events, implant site infections were reported in 5% of the patients, and led to explantation in 2%.
2,420 [+ or -] 234, mean [+ or -] SEM; n = 4 before explantation at the same age).
Mechanical debridement, antiseptics, antibiotics, surgical procedures, and explantation have been suggested therapy based on the progress of the clinical case [11].
In the last stage, the former pacemaker generator localized at the right pectoral area and its transvenous electrode were removed in order to complete explantation.
For all cases, significant valvular dysfunction was seen on echocardiography, before explantation.