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obliteration

 [ob-lit″er-a´shun]
complete removal, as by disease, degeneration, surgical procedure, or irradiation, or by the filling up of a space with fibrous tissue or inflammation.

ob·lit·er·a·tion

(ob-lit'ĕr-ā'shŭn),
Blotting out, especially by filling of a natural space or lumen by fibrosis or inflammation. In radiology, disappearance of the contour of an organ when the adjacent tissue has the same x-ray absorption. See: silhouette sign of Felson.
[L. oblittero, to blot out]

obliteration

/oblit·er·a·tion/ (ob-lit″er-a´shun) complete removal by disease, degeneration, surgical procedure, irradiation, etc.

obliteration

[əblit′ərā′shən]
Etymology: L, obliterare, to efface
the removal or loss of function of a body part by surgery, disease, or degeneration.

ob·lit·er·a·tion

(ŏb-lit'ĕr-ā'shŭn)
1. Blotting out, especially by filling of a natural space or lumen by fibrosis or inflammation.
2. radiology Disappearance of the contour of an organ when the adjacent tissue has the same x-ray absorption.

obliteration

loss of a space or lumen, due to fibrosis, sclerosis or inflammation

ob·lit·er·a·tion

(ŏb-lit'ĕr-ā'shŭn)
In radiology, disappearance of organ contour when adjacent tissue has same x-ray absorption.

obliteration

complete removal, by disease, degeneration, surgical procedure, irradiation, etc.
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