circumferential diseaseA term of art referring to circumferential impingement on a cylindrical space or lumen.
Circumferential disease refers to the stenosis of an arterial lumen due to atheroma deposition.
See Napkin ring lesion.
Circumferential disease refers to 360º spinal cord compression due to spondylosis of the vertebral canal, which can be managed with laminectomy.
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