myolysis


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myolysis

 [mi-ol´ĭ-sis]
degeneration of muscle tissue.

my·ol·y·sis

(mī-ol'i-sis),
Dissolution or liquefaction of muscular tissue, frequently preceded by degenerative changes such as infiltration of fat, atrophy, and fatty degeneration.
[myo- + G. lysis, dissolution]

my·ol·y·sis

(mī-ol'i-sis)
Dissolution or liquefaction of muscular tissue, frequently preceded by degenerative changes such as infiltration of fat, atrophy, and fatty degeneration.
[myo- + G. lysis, dissolution]
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(62.) Kato Y, Iwase M, Takagi K, Nishizawa T, Kanazawa H, Matsushita A, Umeda H, Izawa H, Noda A, Koike Y, Nagata K, Yokota M Differential myolysis of myocardium and skeletal muscle in hamsters with dilated cardiomyopathy: beneficial protective effect of diltiazem.
Which types of fibroids are treatable with myolysis?
While myolysis with resection resulted in a reduced need for hysterectomy compared with ablation alone, the best outcomes in terms of reduced need for reoperation were in those who underwent myolysis plus endometrial ablation--with or without resection, he concluded.
Recently, however, Hasson and colleagues reported a case of possible ischemic necrosis of the small intestine following laparoscopic adhesiolysis and bipolar myolysis. (8) The authors emphasized that C[O.sub.2] pneumoperitoneum reduces splanchnic blood flow, predisposing the patient to ischemia, but that ischemia with infarction requires an underlying vasculopathy or inciting factors such as traction on a short mesentery, atherosclerosis, or thrombosis.
Schlaff recently dismissed myolysis as a procedure that "we ought to bury" ("Promising New Therapies for Uterine Fibroids," April 1, 2002, p.
* Myolysis. This procedure involves using a laser, radiofrequency energy or freezing via a probe applied during laparoscopy to cut off the blood supply to a fibroid, destroying it.
In one version of the myolysis procedure, a bipolar needle is inserted into the fibroid, where it zaps roughly a 5-[mm.sup.3] area of tissue around the tip.
It's better than myomectomy, better than myolysis, better than embolization.
The operating time was 106 minutes, compared with 176 minutes for laparoscopic myomectomy with hysteroscopic endometrial ablation and myomectomy with myolysis as necessary (LMAM).
With high-power laser myolysis, in which powers of up to 50 watts are used, the fibroids are literally destroyed, Dr.