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 (ə-blĭt′ə-rāt′, ō-blĭt′-)
tr.v. o·blit·er·at·ed, o·blit·er·at·ing, o·blit·er·ates
1. To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace. See Synonyms at annihilate.
2. To render invisible or unreadable, as by erasing or marking over: "The name [on the door] had been crudely obliterated with thick, heavy strokes of black paint" (F. Paul Wilson).
3. Medicine To remove completely (a body organ or part), as by surgery, disease, or radiation.

[Latin oblitterāre, oblitterāt-, to erase, from ob litterās (scrībere), (to write) over letters (ob, over; see ob- + litterās, accusative pl. of littera, letter) and from oblītus, past participle of oblīvīscī, to forget; see oblivion.]

o·blit′er·a′tion n.
o·blit′er·a′tive (-ə-rā′tĭv, -ər-ə-tĭv) adj.
o·blit′er·a′tor n.
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Recently some of the cases of chronic periaortitis have been recognized to be a part of IgG4-related systemic disease.[19] The histopathological features of the organs affected by IgG4-related systemic disease are similar, with characteristic findings including dense lymphoplasmacytic inflammation, sclerosis, periductal inflammation, acinar atrophy, inflammatory pseudotumors of the involved organ, and obliterative phlebitis.[20] On the histological evaluation, periductal granulomas, lymphoplasmacytic infiltrates with positive staining for IgG4, and multinucleated giant cells may be seen, with elevated serum levels of IgG4 in 75% of patients.
Harmanli on highlighting the importance of obliterative procedures for pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
The risk of complications was significantly lower among those aged 80 and older undergoing obliterative procedures, such as colpocleisis or colpectomy, compared with reconstructive procedures, such as vaginal vault suspension with or without hysterectomy (17% vs.
A case of calcification of the arteries and obliterative endarteritis associated with hydronephrosis in a child aged six months.
There are 2 different patterns of small airway involvement in IBD: bronchiolitis and obliterative bronchiolitis (see below).
The morphologic hallmarks of CLAD include hepatocyte necrosis, bile duct damage or disappearance, hepatic obliterative arteriopathy, and liver fibrosis [3, 4].
Biliary atresia, an obliterative cholangiopathy is a progressive neonatal disorder.
Depending on the amount of gas, a coronary air embolism could cause temporary ischemia of the myocardium, infarction, short hypertensive crisis, ventricular fibrillation and/or other dysrhythmias, cardiac failure, and cardiac arrest.5 Although a retrospective review of the postprocedure CT scan did not reveal air in the coronary arteries, the presence of air in the root and descending parts of aorta, transient ischemic changes on EKG, and mild cardiac enzyme elevation without any obliterative thrombus on coronary angiogram test made coronary artery air embolism the primary cause of this patient's symptoms.
The fundamental reason for choosing an obliterative procedure such as colpocleisis over total pelvic reconstruction is to treat the prolapse with the least invasive technique in the shortest time.
ATLANTA -- Occlusion with plastic wrap may improve the delivery of topical estrogen to the vaginal area in postmenopausal women with vaginal atrophy who are being prepared for pelvic reconstructive or obliterative surgery, Peter L.
(7) Based on the outcomes of 38 stapedectomies, he concluded that children with otosclerosis have a high incidence of obliterative disease and that postponing surgery only worsens the footplate pathology, which makes subsequent surgical procedures more difficult.
For instance, in the setting of bone marrow transplantation, (3) obliterative bronchiolitis (Figure 4) as a manifestation of chronic graft-versus-host disease may be observed.