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A layer of loose connective tissue beneath a mucous membrane.

sub′mu·co′sal adj.
sub′mu·co′sal·ly adv.


(ˌsʌbmjuːˈkəʊsəl) or


(Anatomy) anatomy of or relating to the submucosa
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The last, submucosal fibroid develop in the inner lining (endometrium) of the uterus.
Background/Aims: Many gastrointestinal tumors appearing as diffuse circumferential malignancies, for example, diffuse signet ring adenocarcinoma and lymphoma, might primarily involve the submucosal layer and hence are difficult to diagnose because they frequently yield negative endoscopic biopsies.
This case emphasized on the fact that for every exophytic submucosal gastric mass, gastric schwannomas must be considered as one of the differential diagnosis.
1 Soon after the first case, multiple trials and procedures were done in post-acute uterine bleeding cases that were confirmed for submucosal leiomyomas and it became a standard technique.
The study was designed to determine the effectiveness of single pre-operative submucosal injection of dexamethasone in reducing post operative swelling and trismus after surgical removal of impacted mandibular molar when compared with control.
Upper GI endoscopy typically shows submucosal polypoid mass with superficial ulceration, probably due to the mass effect of the expanding lesion (Figure 1).
Aries) has launched its first product, Eleview, a novel, ready to use, submucosal injectable composition for use in the easy and safe endoscopic removal of polyps, adenomas, and early stage cancers, and other lesions in the gastrointestinal tract, the company said.
7)--who presented with a submucosal pseudomass or a bulging mass on the pharyngeal wall with obvious pulsation.
The methods of treatment for esophageal submucosal lesions include surgical enucleation, endoscopic submucosal dissection, endoscopic enucleation, and submucosal tunneling with endoscopic removal (STER).
The lesion was described with an upper endoscopy as a 20 x 10 mm firm submucosal mobile nodule (Figure 2) and endoscopic biopsies showed normal fundic mucosa.
Objective: Complications are important determining factors for safety of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD).