recessus


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recess

 [re´ses, re-ses´]
a small, empty space or cavity.
epitympanic recess a small upper space of the middle ear, containing the head of the malleus and the body of the incus. Called also attic and epitympanum.

re·cess

(rē'ses), [TA]
A small hollow or indentation.
Synonym(s): recessus [TA]
[L. recessus]

re·cess

(rē'ses) [TA]
A small hollow or indentation.
Synonym(s): recessus [TA] .
[L. recessus]
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Removing spinous process and laminae enables an enough large open view for the operation, and facilitates the decompression of lateral recessus and nerve root canal.
Quintilian provides one of the clearest explanations of the concept in his Institutio oratorio: "Loca discunt quam maxime spatiosa, multa varietate signata, domum forte magnam et in multos diductam recessus [Some place is chosen of the largest possible extent and characterised by the utmost possible variety, such as a spacious house divided into a number of rooms]" (11.2.18, trans.