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discoid

 [dis´koid]
1. disk-shaped.
2. a disklike medicated tablet.
3. a disk-shaped dental excavator designed to remove the carious dentin of a decayed tooth. See illustration.
Discoid. From Dorland's, 2000.

dis·coid

(dis'koyd),
1. Resembling a disk.
2. In dentistry, an excavating or carving instrument having a circular blade with a cutting edge around the periphery.
[disco- + G. eidos, appearance]

discoid

(dĭs′koid′) also

discoidal

(dĭ-skoid′l)
adj.
1. Having a flat, circular form; disk-shaped.
2. Related to or having a disk.
3. Having disk flowers only. Used of a composite flower head.

dis′coid′ n.

dis·coid

(dis'koyd)
1. Resembling a disc.
2. dentistry An excavating or carving instrument having a circular blade with a cutting edge around the periphery.
[disco- + G. eidos, appearance]

dis·coid

(dis'koyd)
1. In dentistry, an excavating or carving instrument with a circular blade with a cutting edge around its periphery.
2. Resembling a disc.
[disco- + G. eidos, appearance]
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[14] The most common congenital abnormality of the meniscus in a man is a discoid meniscus with a frequency of 3% to 5% in the general population and slightly higher in Asian populations.
They did not observe any discoid meniscus. Murlimanju BV et al [28] also reported a complete type of discoid lateral meniscus, which was found on the left knee joint of an embalmed female foetal cadaver.
No total discoid meniscus was observed in the study.
The discoid meniscus. J Child Orthop 2007;1(2):89-96.
The condylar cutoff sign: Quantifying lateral femoral condylar hypoplasia in a complete discoid meniscus. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009;467:1365-9.
Cupping of the lateral tibial plateau associated with a discoid meniscus. Orthopedics 1981;4:904-6.
Quantitative analysis of the difference between an intact complete discoid lateral meniscus and a torn complete discoid meniscus on MR imaging: A feasibility study for a new classification.
If we find the presence of the patient's knee joint valgus deformity, we should carefully consider how discoid meniscus resection may effect, which will increase valgus deformity or lead to increased lateral knee pain after the surgery.
The symptoms of a torn discoid meniscus are usually the same of those caused by a tear of a normal one.
Medial discoid meniscus may be asymptomatic and found incidentally after MRI requested for other reasons.
The treatment of symptomatic torn discoid meniscus has classically been meniscectomy.
reported that, in 6 of the 20 symptomatic discoid meniscus they treated, on the postoperative MRI they found a high signal intensity in T2-weight signal.