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pedicle

 [ped´ĭ-k'l]
a footlike, stemlike, or narrow basal part or structure, such as a narrow strip by which a graft of tissue remains attached to the donor site.
pedicle of vertebral arch one of the paired parts of the vertebral arch that connect a lamina to the vertebral body.

ped·i·cle

(ped'ĭ-kĕl), [TA] Do not confuse this word with pedicel.
1. A constricted portion or stalk. Synonym(s): pediculus (1) [TA]
2. A stalk by which a nonsessile tumor is attached to normal tissue. Synonym(s): pedunculus [TA], peduncle (2)
3. A stalk through which a flap of tissue is vascularized, permitting transfer to another site.
[L. pediculus, dim. of pes, foot]

pedicle

/ped·i·cle/ (ped´ĭ-k'l) a footlike, stemlike, or narrow basal part or structure.

pedicle

(pĕd′ĭ-kəl)
n.
1. Biology A small stalk or stalklike structure, especially one supporting or connecting an organ or other body part. Also called pedicel.
2. Medicine
a. A slender footlike or stemlike part, as at the base of a tumor.
b. Part of a skin or tissue graft that is left temporarily attached to the original site.

pedicle

Etymology: L, pediculus, little foot
a narrow stalk, stem, or tube of tissue attached to a tumor, skin flap, bone, or organ.

ped·i·cle

(ped'i-kĕl) [TA]
1. A constricted portion or stalk.
Synonym(s): pediculus (1) .
2. A stalk by which a nonsessile tumor is attached to normal tissue.
Synonym(s): peduncle (2) , pedunculus.
3. A stalk through which a flap receives nourishment until its transfer to another site results in the nourishment coming from that site.
[L. pediculus, dim. of pes, foot]

pedicle

stalk

pedicle

a footlike, stemlike, or narrow basal part or structure, such as a narrow strip by which a graft of tissue remains attached to the donor site.

pedicle advancement technique
a surgical technique, commonly used in the repair of skin defects and defects in eyelids, in which a pedicle of tissue, usually skin, is formed and moved forward to fill a defect, without lateral movement. Various forms include the single or sliding flap, bipedicle flap, and V-Y technique. See also flap (1).
pedicle flap
see pedicle graft.
omental pedicle flap
a segment of omentum can be mobilized as a flap to aid in the reconstruction of the thoracic or body wall.
vertebral pedicle
one of the paired parts of the vertebral arch that connect a lamina to the vertebral body.
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The insertion of pedicular screw, used for fixation and stabilization of the spine and for enhancing the long-term biological fusion by holding bony structures together, poses specific problems to spine surgeons mainly due to the difficulty of accurately inserting the screw without damaging the pedicle.
The stalk of the polyp was communicating with the fight sphenoid ostium through a pedicle.
The 22 unstable fractures were treated surgically: 16 anterior interbody fusion (10 non-plated and 6 plated), 4 pedicle screw fixation for osteosynthesis of the fractured pedicles, and 2 posterior wire fixation for flexion and axial load injury.