fat pad

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(fat'pad), [TA]
An accumulation of somewhat encapsulated adipose tissue.
Synonym(s): corpus adiposum [TA], fat body

fat pad

a mass of closely packed fat cells surrounded by fibrous tissue septa. Fat pads may be generously supplied with capillaries and nerve endings. Intraarticular fat pads are also covered by a layer of synovial cells. An example is the buccal pad of fat seen in nursing babies.
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FAT PAD: prolapse of orbital fat pad at the lateral canthus of the eye

fat pad

1. Sucking pad.
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FAT PAD: prolapse of orbital fat pad at the lateral canthus of the eye
2. A layer of adipose tissue (usually capsulated) that protects structures from direct impact. Fat pads are found in various locations in the body: beneath the patellar tendon; under the calcaneus; or behind the elbow. See: illustration
See also: pad


a cushion-like mass of soft material which may be (1) anatomical; (2) surgical.

abdominal pad
a pad for the absorption of discharges from abdominal wounds, or for packing off abdominal viscera to improve exposure during surgery.
communal pad
metacarpal pad.
fat pad
a pad of fat lying within a joint, covered with synovial membrane and thought to assist in the spreading of synovial lubricant, e.g. infrapatellar fat pad of stifle joint.
foot p's
see footpad.
Mikulicz's pad
a pad made of folded gauze, for packing off viscera in surgical procedures.
pressure pad
in surgery, gauze sponges used to apply pressure in the control of minor hemorrhage.
stripped pad
avulsion of the pad with exposure of the dermis. A common injury in Greyhounds which have raced on asphalt or been over-exercised on a walking machine with a rough belt.
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The meta-analysis of fat weight indicated a significant positive overall association with early-life BPA exposure, although no differences between specific fat pads were found.
Ganglion cyst of knee from Hoffa's fat pad protruding anterolaterally through retinacular rent: a case report.
Regarding cheek flexibility, the cheeks were soft and elastic in areas covered by nasolabial flap 6 months postoperatively where as in areas covered by buccal fat pad it was slight fibrous and less elastic.
Various techniques have been suggested for the closure e-g buccal mucosal graft, split thickness graft , allogenic graft, tongue flaps, fibromucosal plate flaps (the push back technique), facial artery musculo-mucosal flaps (FAMM Flap) , temporal muscle flaps and buccal fat pad flap.
Because Hoffa's fat pad includes residual synovium, primary neoplastic diseases of the synovium can originate from this area.
Hoffa's fat pad is an intracapsular structure of the knee that is routinely visualized on magnetic resonance images of the knee [1, 6].
Biomechanical and kinematic influences of a total infrapatellar fat pad resection on the knee.
Data for blood glucose concentration in the birds at termination (fed vs fasted), abdominal fat pad and liver masses and tissue glycogen concentrations between the groups were analyzed using a two-way analysis of variance with the student t-test being used to compared the group means.
An average 6-year-old has a penis size of about 2 inches--that's gently stretched, while pushing back the pubic fat pad that can sometimes "bury" the base of the penis.
Three months later, a pedicled buccal fat pad was electively used to close this defect (Fig.
Arthroscopy confirmed an encapsulated neoplasm that arose from the intra-patellar fat pad, and extended to the lateral compartment and trochlear groove.