transfixion suture

trans·fix·ion su·ture

1. a criss-cross stitch so placed as to control bleeding from a tissue surface or small vessel when tied;
2. a suture used to fix the columella to the nasal septum.

transfixion suture

n.
1. A crisscross stitch placed so as to control bleeding from a tissue surface or small vessel when it is tied.
2. A suture used to fix the lower portion of the nasal septum.

trans·fix·ion su·ture

(trans-fik'shŭn sū'chŭr)
1. A criss-cross stitch so placed as to control bleeding from a tissue surface or small vessel when tied.
2. A suture used to fix the columella to the nasal septum.
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This fixation is done with a transfixion suture, with alternating knots on each side of the duct.
Transfixion suture ensures the tube stays firmly inserted in the duct and prevents leakeage due the pressure while being injected.
1 Another factor which may prevent occurrence of anal stenosis after the LUV procedure, is to leave the hemorrhoidal tissue behind after transfixion sutures.