deroof


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deroof

(dē-ro͞of′, -ro͝of′)
tr.v. de·roofed, de·roofing, de·roofs
1. To remove the roof from (a building, for example).
2. To remove tissue from (a wound, cyst, or other lesion) in order to promote healing.
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At the level of the scleral spur, the Schlemm's canal is deroofed and a corneoscleral lake is formed to facilitate the diffusion of the aqueous humor.
In the absence of any cystobiliary communication (<5mm), the cyst wall was deroofed (partial pericystectomy), the cavity was packed and sutured with omentum and an intra-abdominal drain was kept in situ.