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An instrument for making a bony opening through the cranium.
Synonym(s): trephine (1)


(pĕr′fō-rā-tor) [L., a piercing device]
1. An instrument for piercing the skull and other bones.
2. A blood vessel that penetrates an organ (e.g. the septal perforator arteries of the heart); any of the perforating veins of the lower extremities

tympanum perforator

An instrument used to perforate the tympanum.
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There is no need for Doppler detection of perforators; flap base will invariably have good number of perforators.
Evolving concepts of keystone perforator flap: principles of perforator anatomy, design modifications and extended clinical applications.
Patients with peripheral vascular disease and diabetes, patients with CCF having ejection fraction less than 30%, patients with trauma/wound over the lateral aspect of leg with possibility of perforator damage were excluded from the study.
The perforator pedicled propeller flap is a useful and versatile option for coverage of compound lower limb defects, where the alternative means of coverage would have been a free flap.
The same infraumbilical tissue used for the TRAM flap reconstruction is used in the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap, with the advantage of avoiding disruption to the muscle and fascia.
Small septal perforators arose from the deeper surface of posterior interventricularartery.
Between 2000 and 2004, 71 diabetic patients (50 men, 21 women) with infected foot ulcers underwent reconstruction with an anterolateral thigh perforator flap at Ulsan Hospital.
Despite the fact that there is still controversy over whether to amputate or salvage the diabetic foot, anterolateral thigh perforator flaps can be used to achieve independent ambulation, and free microsurgical tissue transfer can be an alternative to amputation if the vascular supply is reliable," said Dr.
1-3) Perforator flaps were conceived to decrease morbidity at the donor site.
Or DIYers can go for the decorator's hire pack special, which includes an electric wallpaper stripper, perforator and 2.
But from a job-costing standpoint, if you have more than a few parts (because turret presses are slow) or a design with high open area or wide margins, you should go to a perforator.