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obturator

 [ob´too͡-ra″tor]
1. a disk or plate that closes an opening.
2. a prosthesis for closing an acquired or congenital opening of the palate (cleft palate).
obturator sign pain on outward pressure on the obturator foramen as a sign of inflammation in the sheath of the obturator nerve, probably caused by appendicitis.

ob·tu·ra·tor

(ob'tū-rā'tŏr),
1. Any structure that occludes an opening.
2. Denoting the obturator foramen, the obturator membrane, or any of several parts in relation to this foramen.
3. A prosthesis used to close an opening in the hard palate, usually in a cleft palate.
4. The stylus or removable plug used during the insertion of many tubular instruments.
[L. obturo, pp. -atus, to occlude or stop up]

obturator

(ŏb′tə-rā′tər, -tyə-)
n.
1. An organic structure, such as the soft palate, that closes an opening in the body.
2. A prosthetic device serving to close an opening in the body.

ob·tu·ra·tor

(ob'tŭr-ā-tŏr)
1. Any structure that occludes an opening.
2. Denoting the obturator foramen, the obturator membrane, or any of several parts in relation to this foramen.
3. A prosthesis used to close an opening of the hard palate, usually a cleft palate.
4. The stylus or removable plug used during the insertion of many tubular instruments.
[L. obturo, pp. -atus, to occlude or stop up]

obturator

Any device, object or anatomical structure that closes or obstructs an opening or cavity.

ob·tu·ra·tor

(ob'tŭr-ā-tŏr)
1. A prosthesis used to close an opening in the hard palate, usually in a cleft palate.
2. Any structure that occludes an opening.
3. Denoting obturator foramen, obturator membrane, or any of several parts in relation to this foramen.
4. The stylus or removable plug used during the insertion of many tubular instruments.
[L. obturo, pp. -atus, to occlude or stop up]
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Applying a distal pressure to the point of injection causes a cephalad spread and blocks the femoral, obturator and lateral femoral cutaneous nerves resulting in the classically described "3 in 1" block.
(b) Digital subtraction angiography of the right internal iliac artery demonstrates a few foci of active contrast extravasation from the presumed internal pudendal artery (open white arrowheads) and obturator artery (open black arrowheads), compatible with hemorrhage secondary to traumatic laceration.
(12) compared general anesthesia using succinylcholine with epidural anesthesia completed with ONB and reported a case of difficulty in localizing the nerve, damage to the obturator artery, and arterial bleeding, which was later complicated by hematoma.
Many factors affect the retention of the maxillary obturator example, size of the defect, the number of remaining teeth, the amount of the remaining bony structure, and the patient ability to adapt to the prosthesis [5].
After three attempts, post reduction radiographs were significant for a right inferior obturator hip dislocation (Figure 2).
At 1.5 months after the surgery, CT revealed no recurrence to the obturator lymph node (Figure 1(i)), but the remaining commoniliacLN enlarged to 22.2[+ or -]0.8mm (Figure 1(j)).
Figure 1: MRI demonstrating a partially enhancing well-circumscribed multilobulated heterogeneous right inferior pelvic neoplasm, contacting the posteroinferior aspect of the right obturator internus and extending into the right ischioanal fossa.
Anti-incontinence sling is divided into retropubic route [sup][2] and obturator route:[sup][3] retropubic route embraces “down-up” and “up-down” approach to complete puncture of sling placement and obturator route consists of “inside-out” and “outside-in” approaches to complete the puncture sling placement.
Objective: To observe the efficacy of blind obturator nerve block by Labat technique for prevention of obturator jerk during transurethral resection of bladder tumor performed under spinal anesthesia.