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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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Pedicle screw fixation brought the earliest fusion of the fractured pedicles, although whether it provides anterior stability can be questioned.
The agency did, however, grant some investigational device exemptions for clinical testing of pedicle fixation systems (involving about 6,120 patients), but it refused to approve spinal screws except in those limited experiments.
sup][6],[8],[9] In this classification, there are three main categories for screw misplacement: Grade I (completely within the pedicles); Grade II (<2 mm of the pedicle perforation); and Grade III (>2 mm of the pedicle perforation) [Figure 4].
A study of height and width of typical lumbar pedicles in relation to mechanical load.
OBSERVATIONS & RESULTS: Observation was recorded separately for right and left pedicles.
Moreover, the diameter of the pedicle screw and its length can be chosen based on the smallest cross section of the pedicle (isthmus) available from the 3D model of the vertebra, as will be detailed further.
In general the upper two or three slips of serratus are based on the lateral thoracic pedicle and rest parts are based on thoracodorsal pedicle.
In this study, we aimed to use the animal model of dynamic fixation to observe the interaction of the screw surface with the surrounding bone tissue, and determine whether the pedicle screws achieve good mechanical stability in the vertebrae.
Pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO), a V-shaped wedge resection of the vertebral body, is the most popular technique in the surgical treatment of kyphosis in AS patients.
It gave arterial pedicles to the tibial nerve at a mean of 3 (ranged from 2 to 5 pedicles) with a mean diameter of 0.
However, this came with the difficulty of ensuring that both the remaining glandular stump and the nipple were well vascularized by either an external pedicle or internal pedicle or both.