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appendage

 [ah-pen´dij]
a less important portion of an organ, or an outgrowth, such as a tail. Also, a limb or limblike structure.

ap·pend·age

(ă-pen'dij),
Any part, subordinate in function or size, attached to a main structure.
See also: accessory structures.
[L. appendix]

appendage

/ap·pen·dage/ (ah-pen´dij) a subordinate portion of a structure, or an outgrowth, such as a tail.
epiploic appendages  see under appendix .

appendage

(ə-pĕn′dĭj)
n.
Biology A part or organ, such as an arm, leg, tail, or fin, that is joined to the axis or trunk of a body.

appendage

See appendix.

adnexa

Ancillary structures to main structure. Among health professionals, adnexa usually refers to the fallopian tubes, broad and round uterine ligaments and the ovaries, considered together. Other adnexae in the body include those of the skin (which are more commonly called skin adnexae and include the sweat and apocrine glands, hair and nails) and the eye (which include the eyelids, lacrimal apparatus and orbital tissue), for which the phrase accessory visual structures is more commonly used.

Adnexa

Appendage, ancillary part.
(1) Ovaries, fallopian tubes, associated uterine ligaments—broad, round.
(2) The ancillary glands and structures of the skin—e.g., hair follicles, sebaceous glands.

ap·pend·age

(ă-pen'dăj)
Any part, subordinate in function or size, attached to a main structure.
See also: adnexa
Synonym(s): appendix (1) .
[L. appendix]

appendage

A part or organ of the body joined to another part. A protruding part of the body.

appendage

any projection from the body of an animal, e.g. legs, mouthparts, antennae.

ap·pend·age

(ă-pen'dăj)
Any part, subordinate in function or size, attached to a main structure.
[L. appendix]

appendage

1. a protuberant outgrowth, such as a tail, a limb or limblike structure.
2. a thing or part appended.
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Chest X-ray usually shows cardiomegaly with a prominent left atrial appendage, but not specific.
The device is introduced in the Left Atrium Appendage (LAA) through angiography which is minimally invasive.
Following this, the size and shape of the appendage is determined, before the device is inserted and expands to block off the LAA.
Some heart surgeons close the left atrial appendage to protect against stroke, particularly in patients with a history of atrial fibrillation, yet there is little evidence to support the efficacy and safety of this practice.
The true drumstick nuclear appendage presented a rounded head and a thin stem (Figure 1a).
The formal national registry capturing data on left atrial appendage occlusion procedures the LAAO Registry, sponsored by the American College of Cardiology was approved in August, 2016 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Head, thorax, and forewing with Diomma numerous spots and markings; pygofer Motschulsky with dorsal appendage only 2'.
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The left atrial appendage (LAA) is a small ear-shaped sac in the muscle wall of the top left chamber of the heart that controls the electrical impulses during atrial fibrillation.
Medical company Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) reported on Thursday the first implants of the WATCHMAN FLX Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device in Europe upon CE mark approval.
Figure 3 (A and B): Cardiac CT revealed a partially thrombosed lobulated aneurysm of the left atrial appendage with marginal calcification.