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n. pl. hi·la (-lə)
a. The scar on a seed, such as a bean, indicating the point of attachment to the funiculus.
b. The nucleus of a starch grain.
2. The area through which ducts, nerves, or blood vessels enter and leave a gland or organ.

[Latin hīlum, trifle.]

hi′lar (-lər) adj.
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Adj.1.hilar - of or relating to or located near a hilum
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Su limitada aptitud es fundamental al relato mitico: no sabra hilar, en circunstancias que toda chiquilla algo dotada a corta edad sabe hilar medianamente bien.
Importantly, IAC is a benign disease that can be treated by steroids, while hilar cholangiocarcinoma is a malignant disease that requires curative surgery.
A chest x-ray would be diagnostic, as the presence of bilateral hilar adenopathy along with the other symptoms would be diagnostic of Lofgren's syndrome.
However, this costly procedure, which requires surgery under general anesthesia by experienced surgeons, has recently been replaced by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) sampling, in biopsy of mediastinal, central and hilar lesions, as well as lymph nodes within the tracheobronchial tree.
Along with routine dissection for undergraduates, after opening the abdomen other viscera were removed and relations of hilar structures were noted.
Histologic features evaluated included location of LVI (testis versus cord), LVI identified at spermatic cord margin, tumor size, tumor histology, tumor involvement of the rete testis, hilar soft tissue involvement by tumor, presence of germ cell neoplasia in situ, and presence of intratesticular scar.
They described a new technique to perform endoscopic biopsy in a 75-year-old male with a biliary stricture, which was presumed to be a malignancy, in the hilar region.
Peripheral--Flow signals along the periphery of the lymph nodes, with branches perforating the periphery of the node and not arising from the hilar vessels.
The MRI of chest, abdomen, and pelvis again demonstrated lymphadenopathy, including enlarged hilar lymph nodes, large volume abdominal ascites, omental caking and multiple enhancing nodules along the peritoneal lining (Figure 4).
A chest radiograph (Figure 1) revealed left hilar calcification with a mass-like consolidation and scattered calcification in the upper lobe.
Conclusion: We observed that complex hilar injury, presence of intra-abdominal bile and timing of BDI repair is an important predictor of long-term outcome.
In their study, all five cases in Type II had inferior polar origin whereas in our case, the left testicular artery had a hilar origin.