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.