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Synonyms for spicule

small pointed structure serving as a skeletal element in various marine and freshwater invertebrates e

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12] In our case hysteroscopic removal of the bony spicules and laparoscopy with adhesiolysis were successfully performed.
In some cases, however, these lesions demonstrate a radiating sunburst pattern emanating from an array of bony spicules.
5%) present as expansile radiolucency, either unilocular or multilocular, which is generally traversed by bony spicules.
Carr and Heckenlively (4) describe several characteristic ophthalmoscopic findings in patients with retinitis pigmentosa including: narrowing of the retinal arterioles; and pigment changes such as bony spicules, clumps or spots of pigment.
Tendons, which are already weakened by the disease process, now course over a deformed wrist with bony spicules and may rupture.