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a.1.(Anat.) Curled; spiral; helicoid; - applied esp. to certain arteries of the penis.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Split Images of Transverse Scan of Penis (Colour Doppler) showing Small Calibre both Cavernosal Arteries with Faint Colour Flow in Pre-Injection Phase (Left Side), Post-Injection Phase (Right Side) shows Dilated Cavernosal Arteries with defined Colour Flow (Blue Coding) and also Helicine Artery (Red Coding)
It can also identify the presence and site of cavernous artery fistula (ruptured helicine artery) in nonischaemic priapism (3).
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