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 (ŭn-ro͞of′, -ro͝of′)
tr.v. un·roofed, un·roof·ing, un·roofs
To remove the roof or covering of.
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vb (tr)
to remove the roof from
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(ʌnˈruf, -ˈrʊf)

to take off the roof or covering of.
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[ˈʌnˈruːf] VTdestechar, quitar el techo de
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Definitive treatment of UD is surgical intervention with techniques including marsupialization, endoscopic unroofing, fulguration and most commonly, complete excision with reconstruction (2).
Endoscopic removal of large gastric lipomas: en bloc resection with submucosal dissection or partial resection with unroofing technique?
Small postsurgical EAC inclusion cysts or cholesteatomas are common and can be treated in the office via "unroofing" of the cyst and good ear hygiene practices.
Partial cystectomy, capitonnage, marsupialization, unroofing, introflexion, partial liver resection or lobectomy together with cyst resection, and pericystectomy can be performed during open surgery.
How I do it: anterior clinoidectomy and optic canal unroofing for microneurosurgical management of ophthalmic segment aneurysms.
Treatment of symptomatic large simple cysts of the kidney - A comparison of povidone-iodine sclerotherapy with laparoscopic unroofing. JTUA.
Various endoscopic tissue acquisition methods, including the endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA), endoscopic ultrasound-guided trucut biopsy, cold forceps or jumbo forceps bite-on-bite biopsies, unroofing techniques, endoscopic submucosal resection or dissection, and submucosal tunneling, have been used for cytohistopathological diagnosis (8).
According to experts, the primary approach to this condition is surgical, with punch biopsies and unroofing of the lesions, with medical therapies as prevention strategies.
Although the patient was young and did not have atherosclerotic coronary disease, the surgical group preferred to make coronary arterial bypass grafting (left internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending artery) instead of coronary unroofing or reimplantation because of the service experience and undefinition of intramural pathway existence.
Resection permitted an unroofing of the abscess and a drainage of abundant amounts of thick whitish pus and allowed collapse of pus pockets under control of view (Figure 3).
Other possible procedures for simple cysts, such as unroofing, open or laparoscopic, and percutaneous needle aspiration, were also referred [24].
In that sense, the large observed shifts in [delta][sup.18][O.sub.carb] values between 50 and 30 Ma ago could represent exhumation and unroofing leading to mixing of diagenetic water sources, even if the values themselves cannot be used quantitatively to determine absolute paleoelevation changes.