subcutis


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sub·cu·ta·ne·ous tis·sue

[TA]
an irregular layer of adipose and connective tissue, stroma, or membrane immediately deep to the skin and superficial to the deep fascia, usually consisting primarily of either just loose connective tissue [TA] (textus connectivus laxus [TA]), or a fatty layer [TA] (panniculus adiposus [TA]) that may also include a muscle layer [TA] (stratum musculosum [TA]), and/or a fibrous layer [TA] (stratum fibrosum [TA]}; it may occur as a membranous layer [TA] (stratum membranosum [TA]) only, being nearly devoid of fat (as in the auricles, eyelids, scrotum, and penis); it is penetrated by, and gains support from, skin ligaments [TA] (retinacula cutis [TA]) extending between the dermis and the deep fascia; cutaneous nerves and superficial vessels course within the subcutaneous tissue, with only their terminal branches passing to the skin; of the body's coverings, this layer varies most between sexes and in different nutritional states. Terminologia Anatomica [TA] has recommended that the terms "superficial fascia" and "deep fascia" not be used generically in an unqualified way because of variation in their meanings internationally. The recommended terms are "subcutaneous tissue [TA] (tela subcutanea)" for the former superficial fascia, and "muscular fascia" or ("visceral fasci viscera[is]") in place of deep fascia.

subcutis

(sŭb-kyo͞o′tĭs)
n.
A layer of connective tissue beneath the dermis.

subcutis

(sŭb-kū′tĭs)
The layer of connective tissue beneath the skin.

subcutis

the subcutaneous tissue, the panniculus adiposus.

hoof subcutis
the connective tissue layer which attaches the dermis to the deeper structures of the hoof. Is thin in most places but thick in the coronary and digital cushions.
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In order to reduce ascending infections from the external urinary meatus, the ventral retractor penis muscles were sutured to the subcutis at the urethrostomy site, hypothesizing that their contraction could act as an external urinary sphincter closing the external opening of the stoma at the end of urination, avoiding bacteria ingress, urine dripping, and secondary scalding.
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Influence of external forces (pressure and shear force) on superficial layer and subcutis of porcine skin and effects of dressing materials: Are dressing materials beneficial for reducing pressure and shear force in tissues?
Abundantly illustrated coverage is organized in sections on tissue reaction patterns, the epidermis, the dermis and subcutis, the skin in systemic and miscellaneous diseases, infections and infestations, and tumors.
The biopsy specimen should be taken from the centre of the lesion especially from black eschar area and include subcutaneous fat, as zygomycetes frequently invade blood vessels of the dermis and subcutis.
The presence of both lichen sclerosus-like lesions and the histological findings of septal panniculitis in the disease process suggest that the sclerosis in sclerodermatous GVHD can start and affect any level of the skin and can extend to involve the complete dermis, the subcutis, and even the fascia.
Por ultimo, el tipo anaplasico (grado III) o pobremente diferenciado, se extiende al subcutis y esta compuesto por celulas anaplasicas de tamanos variables, con nucleo y nucleolo prominente, figuras mitoticas frecuentes y aberrantes (18).
In plaque stage KS, there is a proliferation of spindle cells that, together with larger vessels, begin to involve most of the dermis (Figure IB), and in some cases even the subcutis.
Ageing also triggers the thinning of the top layer of the skin that covers the subcutis layer, m aking the bumpy fat more visible from the surface.
As the disease progresses to the plaque stage, the vascular proliferation expands into the reticular dermis and subcutis.
2) Lipofibromatosis is a poorly demarcated mass involving the subcutis or deep soft tissues.