dehiscence


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de·his·cence

 (dĭ-hĭs′əns)
n.
1. Botany The spontaneous opening at maturity of a plant structure, such as a fruit, anther, or sporangium, to release its contents.
2. Medicine A rupture or splitting open, as of a surgical wound, or of an organ or structure to discharge its contents.

de·his′cent adj.

de•his•cence

(dɪˈhɪs əns)

n.
the splitting open of a part along its seam or abutting edges, as a fruit, capsule, or wound.
[1820–30; < New Latin]
de•his′cent, adj.
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Noun1.dehiscence - (biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissuedehiscence - (biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissue; the natural bursting open at maturity of a fruit or other reproductive body to release seeds or spores or the bursting open of a surgically closed wound
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
Translations

de·his·cence

n. dehiscencia, abertura espontánea de una herida.

dehiscence

n dehiscencia; wound — dehiscencia de herida
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Objective: To compare closure of abdominal wall in midline laparotomy with tension sutures closure (TSC) along with single layer en mass closure (SLC) versus single layer closure (SLC) alone in terms of frequency of wound dehiscence.
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In spite of meticulous care taken by the client, there was dehiscence of sutures with formation of seroma at site of surgery was observed.
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We report a case of long-gap esophageal atresia with primary anastomosis in which a major dehiscence occurred and was sucessfully repaired with pericardium.