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patulous

 [pat´u-lus]
spread widely apart; open; distended.

pa·tent

(pā'tĕnt), Avoid the mispronunciation păt'ent.
Open or exposed.
Synonym(s): patulous
[L. patens, pres. p. of pateo, to lie open]

patulous

/pat·u·lous/ (pat´u-lus) spread widely apart; open; distended.

patulous

[pat′yələs]
Etymology: L, patulus, open
pertaining to something that is open or spread apart.

pa·tent

(pā'tĕnt)
Open or exposed.
Synonym(s): patulous.
[L. patens, pres. p. of pateo, to lie open]

patulous

Spreading apart or expanded.

pa·tent

(pā'tĕnt)
Open or exposed.
[L. patens, pres. p. of pateo, to lie open]

patulous

spread widely apart; open; distended.
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Retrograde ureteroscopic endopyelotomy provides a safe and adequate first line of treatment for patients suffering from UPJO, but patients with crossing vessels, patulous redundant renal pelvis, and borderline salvageable renal function should undergo alternative treatment modalities, such as open or laparoscopic pyeloplasty or nephrectomy, rather than be subjected to endopyelotomy.
Other disorders that may mimic SCD syndrome include a patulous eustachian tube (pET), temporomandibular joint syndrome, serous otitis media, eustachian tube dysfunction, perilymphatic fistula, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Meniere disease, and allergic disease.
A thorough head and neck evaluation is important to rule out other sources of aural fullness, such as temporomandibular dysfunction, superior canal dehiscence, barotrauma, and patulous eustachian tube.