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n. pl. me·a·tus·es or meatus
A body opening or passage, such as the opening of the ear or the urethral canal.

[Latin meātus, passage, from past participle of meāre, to pass; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

me·a′tal (-təl) adj.
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(Anatomy) anatomy relating to, affecting, or forming a meatus
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a. meatal, concerniente al meato.
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Repeat cystourethroscopy at 8 weeks post-operatively demonstrated mild meatal stenosis and bulbar urethral stricture requiring dilation, with minimal inflammation at the site of bladder incarceration but an otherwise well-healed bladder.
The Koff repair has a very low fistula rate, but Meatal stenosis appears in about 20% of cases, probably because of a distal ischemia.
The most commonly used techniques are meatal advancement and glanuloplasty incorporated (MAGPI) and tubularized incised-plate urethroplasty (TIPU) (3).
The assay is a nucleic acid amplification test, which can detect the bacterium in urine, as well as urethral, penile meatal, endocervical, or vaginal swab samples.
In other finals matches, SSI Meatal defeated Magic Seven, 96-87, to rule the Cadet Division while Nemesis beat Regalado Vet, 101-90, to bag the Starter Division title.
It provides postoperative access to the ethmoid sinuses for debridement, and it reduces the risk of middle meatal stricture.
A 56-year-old man with no history of genital warts and no history of other STIs presented to us with an 8-month history of penile erythema, tightening of the foreskin, ecchymoses, meatal stenosis, and dyspareunia (Fig.
Complications with hypospadias surgery include fistula, meatal stenosis, dehiscence, recurrent ventral curvature and hematoma.
Measured postoperative complications included wound infection, urethrocutaneous fistula, wound dehiscence, and meatal stenosis.
The patient is a 56-year-old man with a past medical history significant for poorly controlled insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hypothyroidism, and meatal stenosis with incomplete bladder emptying who presented the University Medical Center emergency room with a seven-day history of perineal pain and fever.