obturator


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ob·tu·ra·tor

 (ŏb′tə-rā′tər, -tyə-)
n.
1. An organic structure, such as the soft palate, that closes an opening in the body.
2. A prosthetic device serving to close an opening in the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obturator - a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)obturator - a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)
prosthesis, prosthetic device - corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
Translations

ob·tu·ra·tor

a. obturador-a, bloqueador-a, que obstruye una abertura.
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Especially in cancers involving the lateral wall of the bladder, the resectoscope may stimulate the obturator nerve.
3] clearly observed by surgery and reported that stretching of the obturator internus muscle compressed the sciatic nerve.
Robinson used horseshoe magnets for the retention of an upper denture and obturator in a total maxillectomy case.
Recently a combination of radiography and electrical stimulator guidance successfully localized the obturator nerve prior to an ethanol block (Viel et al.
Anti-incontinence sling is divided into retropubic route [sup][2] and obturator route:[sup][3] retropubic route embraces “down-up” and “up-down” approach to complete puncture of sling placement and obturator route consists of “inside-out” and “outside-in” approaches to complete the puncture sling placement.
Objective: To observe the efficacy of blind obturator nerve block by Labat technique for prevention of obturator jerk during transurethral resection of bladder tumor performed under spinal anesthesia.
The advantages of feeding obturator were explained to the child's parents and the parents consent for the treatment plan was obtained.
Feeding plate obturator was fabricated for three patients, while removable prosthesis was fabricated for 15 patients.
The majority of respondents use a combination of views (most commonly AP and obturator oblique).
An acrylic obturator was used for keeping the window patent and decompression.
An obturator prosthesis can be used to overcome these complications.
The internal obturator muscle was elevated and sutured medially and laterally by coccygeus and levator ani muscles using mattress pattern 1-0 polypropylene sutures followed by subcutanelous sutures using polygalactin 910.