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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

(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.

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]
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Although these adjunct technologies have gained popularity, limitations include radiation exposure to the patient and surgeon as well as added high cost and prolonged operative times.5 Keeping in view the hazards of intraoperative radiation, the ability to place pedicle screws with anatomic landmarks alone are paramount.
The muscle got arterial pedicles from the anterior tibial, fibular and posterior tibial arteries in twenty of the studied cases (85 %).
During the diagnosis, through MR and CT imaging, diagnosis can be made, and the complication rate is reduced by determining the pedicle diameter and entrance angles.
Here, we report a case of FDI showing a fracture line through the transverse process and pedicle on one side, and into the vertebral body, combined with disruptions of the posterior ligamentous complex, in which single-level fusion was successfully achieved with the utilization of a cortical bone trajectory (CBT) pedicle screw.
(A) Laparoscopic view of the right ovarian (ro) and pedicle (rp), slightly caudal to the right kidney (rk), after tacking suture.
A landmark technique was introduced in the 1930s by Schwarzmann who incorporated periareolar deepithelialization enabling increased resection of glandular volume while maintaining the Nipple Areolar Complex (NAC) blood supply via a dermoglandular pedicle. (4) Several modifications were made to this technique including the Gillies and McIndoe V-shaped resection of the upper middle breast segment.
The model stability and stress of the pedicle screws, connecting rods and interbody fusion cages were tested under different operating conditions, namely, anterior flexion, posterior extension, left and right lateral flexion, and left and right rotation.
Pedicle height (PDH) in mm: The closest points just opposite to each other on the upper and lower margin of pedicles in the vertical plane on its lateral aspect were considered.
A full-leg posterior splint using foam padding was applied to prevent pressure on the subcutaneous pedicle at the point of rotation.
The aim of this study was to report the results of a morphometric study of pedicles of adult atypical lumbar vertebrae and correlate them physiologically to provide morphometric inputs for the use of this vertebral component in implants fixation in the population of Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, India.