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Related to panniculus: intertrigo, panniculus adiposus, panniculus carnosus

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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Prior to MIGS it is important to examine a patient's panniculus closely for evidence of infection.
A panniculus may protect heavier patients by raising intraabdominal pressure, which in turn raises intraepidural pressure and prevents cerebrospinal fluid from leaking when dural punctures occur, he said.
8] Herein, we report a case of angiosarcoma of abdominal wall panniculus associated with chronic lymphedema due to morbid obesity.
In the obese patient it would move the abdominal panniculus adiposus out of the way and retract the intraabdominal adipose tissue into the abdomen.