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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]
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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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Furthermore, our series showed high mortality rate particularly in patients who presented with gastric perforations with no recorded case of mortality in patients with duodenal perforation.
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An unusual complication of endotracheal intubation: thoracic esophageal perforation. J Clin Anesth 2010; 22:302-3.
In type 1 perforation, presentation is usually with acute abdomen however the pathology is often not known until the surgery is undertaken.
New York, NY, November 17, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Traumatic TM perforation is a common clinical condition that can cause severe pain, bleeding, hearing loss, and vertigo but usually heals itself spontaneously within 4 weeks.
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Evolving management of colonoscopic perforations. J Gastrointest Surg 2008;12:1783-1789.
With the inherent risk of surgical glove failure and the issue that the majority of surgical glove perforations go unnoticed, double gloving has become a best practice standard.
(20,24-26) On the other hand, Golz et al reported that closure rates with paper-patch myringoplasty were only 63.2, 43.5, and 12.5% for small, medium, and large perforations, respectively.