panniculus


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panniculus

 [pah-nik´u-lus] (L.)
a layer of membrane.
panniculus adipo´sus the subcutaneous fat; a layer of fat underlying the corium.
panniculus carno´sus a muscular layer in the superficial fascia, well developed in certain animals; represented in humans mainly by the platysma.

lay·er

(lā'ĕr), [TA]
A sheet of one substance's lying on another and distinguishable from it by a difference in texture or color or by not being continuous with it.
See also: stratum, lamina.
Synonym(s): panniculus

panniculus

/pan·nic·u·lus/ (pah-nik´u-lus) pl. panni´culi   [L.] a layer of membrane.
panniculus adipo´sus  the subcutaneous fat: a layer of fat underlying the dermis.

panniculus

[pənik′yələs] pl. panniculi
Etymology: L, small garment
a membranous layer; the many sheets of fascia covering various structures in the body.

pan·nic·u·lus

, pl. panniculi (pă-nik'yū-lŭs, -lī) [TA]
A sheet or layer of tissue.
[L. dim. of pannus, cloth]

panniculus

pl. panniculi [L.] a layer of membrane.

panniculus adiposus
the subcutaneous fat; a layer of fat underlying the corium, well developed in pigs and marine mammals.
panniculus carnosus
a muscular layer in the superficial fascia of most quadripedal mammals; it includes the cutaneous trunci.
panniculus muscle
see panniculus carnosus (above).
panniculus reflex
a quick twitch of the subcutaneous muscle along the back in response to a pinprick in the thoracolumbar area. Absence of the reflex is important in helping to localize the location of a lesion in the spinal cord.
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Si bien la literatura especializada senala que la frecuencia de aparicion de elementos vestigiales del Panniculus carnosus en la axila es baja -entre 4% y 12% segun Miguel et al.
Este patron de inervacion, proveniente de ramos primarios ventrales de nervios raquideos, tal como ocurre con el Panniculus carnosus de mamiferos inferiores, da soporte a la teoria de que estos fasciculos detectados ocasionalmente en humanos corresponden a remanentes vestigiales en la fosa axilar de aquel extenso plano muscular (Langworthy; Besana-Ciani & Greenall).
Prior to MIGS it is important to examine a patient's panniculus closely for evidence of infection.
For example, obstetricians often retract the panniculus to allow for a Pfannenstiel skin incision (FIGURE 1), which works well to increase exposure.
However, be aware that, even in a supine patient with a leftward tilt, the weight of the panniculus can decrease vena caval return and cause uteroplacental insufficiency and compromised maternal respiration.
8] Herein, we report a case of angiosarcoma of abdominal wall panniculus associated with chronic lymphedema due to morbid obesity.
8] The multicentric tumor in our case stems from the most dependent portion of the abdominal panniculus (periumbilical region).
In the obese patient it would move the abdominal panniculus adiposus out of the way and retract the intraabdominal adipose tissue into the abdomen.
Do not place the incision below the panniculus, in the crease just above the suprapubic mound, though it may be tempting to do so when the panniculus is large and thick.