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perforation

 [per″fo-ra´shun]
a hole or break in the containing walls or membranes of an organ or structure of the body. Perforation occurs when erosion, infection, or other factors create a weak spot in the organ and internal pressure causes a rupture. It also may result from a deep penetrating wound caused by trauma.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

per·fo·ra·tion

(per'fō-rā'shŭn),
Abnormal opening in a hollow organ or viscus.
Synonym(s): tresis
[see perforated]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

perforation

Medtalk An abnormal transmural defect in a hollow organ. See Intestinal perforation.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

per·fo·ra·tion

(pĕr'fŏr-ā'shŭn)
Abnormal opening in a hollow organ or viscus.
See also: perforated
Synonym(s): tresis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

perforation

A hole through the full thickness of the wall of an organ or tissue made by disease, injury or deliberate surgical act.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Perforation

A hole.
Mentioned in: Otitis Media, Peritonitis
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

per·fo·ra·tion

(pĕr'fŏr-ā'shŭn)
Abnormal opening in a hollow organ or viscus.
Synonym(s): tresis.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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