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 (kăn-sĕl′əs, kăn′sə-ləs)
adj. Anatomy
Having an open, latticed, or porous structure. Used especially of bone.

[From Latin cancellus, lattice; see cancel.]


(ˈkæn səˌleɪt, -lɪt)

also can•cel•lat•ed

(-ˌleɪ tɪd)

1. of spongy or porous structure, as at the ends of long bones.
2. reticulate.
[1655–65; < Latin cancellātus. See cancel, -ate1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cancellous - having an open or latticed or porous structure
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
cellular - characterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural unit of an organism or organization); "the cellular construction of a beehive"; "any effective opposition to a totalitarian regime must be secretive and cellular"


a. canceloso-a, esponjoso-a, reticulado-a;
___ bonehueso ___.
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1] Historically, it was managed with massive cancellous bone graft, [1,2] Ilizarov technique, Vascularised fibular graft and limb shortening.
Results: The peak values of von Mises stress in the cortical and cancellous bones of normal model were 6.
The aim of this study was to quantify the cortical and cancellous bone in the mandibular symphysis and relate it to the teeth of the anterior area.
The vertebral body itself mainly consists of cancellous (spongy) bone and of dense material (outer thin cortical shell) (Fig.
Osteomas are relatively rare benign osteogenic neoplasms characterized by the proliferation of compact and/or cancellous bone.
RTI offers spine implants such as anterior cervical plate system, vertebral body replacement system, bicortical spacer, tricortical spacer, unicortical spacer, bone graft substitutes, bridge implant, cancellous chips and cubes, dbm pastes and putties, and xenograft cancellous chips and cubes.
The main aim of the paper is to develop a generalized approach for the direct fabrication of patient specific scaffold with varying porosities for cortical and cancellous bone to enhance its cell fate processes using distinct feature of (CAD & CAM) computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing, imaging technology and (RP) rapid prototyping technology for osseous tissue formation.
This animal study used an established ovine model and demonstrated greater shear strength at the cortical interface after 12 weeks of implantation; higher overall bone in-growth rates at the cancellous interface after 12 weeks of implantation; higher total bone in-growth rates at the cortical interface after four and 12 weeks of implantation; and greater forgiveness to sub-optimal implantation conditions.
In group A the cancellous bone graft was harvested from the anterior iliac crest while in group B the cancellous bone was harvested from the anterior iliac crest and mixed with Synthetic bone substitutes in 1:1 by volume.
In this technique we have utilized the principle of tension band wiring over a cannulated cancellous screw by transosseous route with full restoration of intra articular anatomy.
Quantify the amount of cortical and cancellous humeral and glenoid bone removed to implant three different rTSA prostheses,
Another possible solution, investigated in this paper with the use of finite element analysis (FEA) is to modify the screw implant trajectory for providing more contact with the cortical, rather than cancellous bone.