marsupialize

marsupialize

[märso̅o̅′pē·əlīz]
Etymology: L, marsupium, pouch; Gk, izein, to cause
to form a pouch surgically to treat a cyst when simple removal would not be effective, such as in a pancreatic or a pilonidal cyst. The cyst sac is opened and emptied. Its edges are sutured to adjacent tissues, and a drain is left in place. Secretions decrease over a period of several months and may eventually cease.
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Therefore, the decision was made to marsupialize the lesion.
Yet despite these limitations, we were able to successfully marsupialize the vallecular cyst under enhanced stereoscopic vision.
9) Leonetti et al (10) described a technique to marsupialize a retraction pocket in the posterior tympanum, whereas Pulec (11) recommended transcanal exposure of the posterior tympanum by removal of the posterior canal wall bone to the facial nerve when possible, with a transmastoid approach as a second option if necessary.