tissue slough

tis·sue slough

(tishū slawf)
External layer of tissue that loosens when exposed to extensive topical anesthetic, abrasive toothpaste, smokeless tobacco, or mouth rinses.
See: slough
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He gets a dry, hacking cough as the dead tissue sloughs away, and dies the following summer of pneumonia, wondering what it's all about.
The author stated that patients undergoing electrovaporization should be expected to experience a "tissue slough" causing the urine to have a "cloudy appearance." The author also claimed that hematuria should not occur.
Because the procedure vaporizes prostate tissue (in contrast to transurethral laser or microwave prostatectomy), there is no basis for advising the patient that tissue slough should be expected following treatment.
The coagulated tissue sloughs off over one to two weeks and multiple treatments are needed for optimal results.
Many times, obstructed labor leads to fistulas; the pressure of the fetal head on the vaginal wall causes tissue necrosis, and fistulas develop between the vagina and the bladder or rectum after the necrotic tissue sloughs. More than 2 million adolescents are living with fistulas, and fistulas develop in [approximately equal to]100,000 more each year (35).
Then, the new vessels rupture and the support tissue sloughs off in menstrual flow.