degenerative lesion


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degenerative lesion

A lesion caused by or showing degeneration.
See also: lesion
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In fact, the subchondral bone is involved in the etiopathological process not only primarily, like in osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), but also secondarily in degenerative lesions (DL) which have been previously considered only in terms of the depth of chondral surface involvement.
Peripheral retinal degenerative lesions, such as lattice degeneration and retinal holes or breaks, which are considered important risk factors for retinal detachment, were found in 4.6% and 0.6% of eyes, respectively, and the detectable rate of degenerative lesions in the peripheral retina was found more frequently in the temporal location than in the nasal location [17, 24].
Direct smears are usually quickly dryable, which results in degenerative lesions impeding inflammatory indicator diagnostics [16].
The relationship between the facet joint's morphological properties and lumbar degenerative lesions has not been defined clearly, yet.
Many benign and malignant disease processes are found concurrently with BC and believed to be additional risk factors like gall bladder stones (cholelithiasis), hypertension, diabetes mellitus, cerebrovascular lesions, arthritis, spine and spinal cord degenerative lesions, infertility, depression, sleep disturbances, obesity, autoimmune diseases (SLE), and thyroid diseases.
Palmer devised a classification system of traumatic and degenerative lesions of the TFCC, which has contributed significantly to the understanding of this injury and its treatment.
Observable histological lesions were also variable, being absent in some cases, or characterized by inflammatory or degenerative alterations of the myenteric plexus or by atrophy and degenerative lesions of smooth muscle cells of the tunica muscularis [14, 16-19].

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