Pilimiction | definition of pilimiction by Medical dictionary
Passage of hairs in the urine, as in cases of dermoid tumors, or of threads of mucus in the urine.
[L. pilus, hair, + mictio, urination]
pilimiction (1) An obsolete term for passage of hairlike stands of mucous in the urine.
(2) The passage of hairs in the urine, as may rarely occur in mature teratomas (dermoid cysts).
References in periodicals archive
Ovarian Der-moid Causing Pilimiction
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A dermoid cyst may rupture into the bladder, presenting as recurrent urinary tract infections or as pilimiction. Rupture into the bowel with passage of dermoid structures per rectum has also been reported.
It was not communicating with the bladder as there was no pilimiction. This dermoid prevented the descent of the baby resulting in obstructed labor in our patient.