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 (ĕp′ə-thē′lē-ə-līz′) or ep·i·the·lize (-thē′līz)
v. ep·i·the·li·al·ized, ep·i·the·li·al·iz·ing, ep·i·the·li·al·iz·es or ep·i·the·lized or ep·i·the·liz·ing or ep·i·the·liz·es
To cover (a wound, for example) with epithelial tissue.
To become covered with epithelial tissue.

ep′i·the′li·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.




(Anatomy) to cover or be covered with epithelial tissue. Also: epithelize or epithelise
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Fistula is a nonanatomic connection between two epithelized surfaces.
The main goals of open cavity mastoidectomy are to completely eradicate the disease, create a large enough meatus for examination and mastoid air cells, and provide a self-cleaning epithelized dry cavity, and achieve maximum hearing.
Once epithelized, zinc oxide sunscreens can be used.
Fistula-in-ano (FIA) is said to occur when an epithelized abnormal tract connects the two surfaces (usually the perianal skin and rectal mucosa).
If the diagnosis of a small fistula is established late and the fistula is epithelized, electrocoagulation of the mucosal layer and catheterization may lead to closure in up to 75% of cases (7).
On follow-up, six months postoperatively, the tympanic membrane was intact, and the mastoid bowl was noncompletely epithelized (Figure 4).
However, although K14E6 manages to be completely epithelized, it clearly shows a delayed reepithelization at 120 h after wounding.
By the end of fourth week, the whole surfaces of the pouches were completely epithelized under conservative treatment (Debridement of nonviable graft, washing with saline and betadine).
Epithelized fibrous tissue was cut across the lateral nail matrix and left for secondary healing.