dermatome


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a surgical instrument used to cut very thin slices of skin

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Proprietary Edge-Retention Technology (TM) - the unique sharpening and coating combination preserves the edge of the tool throughout the entire tissue recovery process, reducing the overall number of blades used by the technician, which can number from 3-5 during a typical dermatome skin recovery.
37) The acupoints chosen were classic acupuncture sites, which correspond to the dermatomal distribution of trigeminocervical complexes: V1 dermatome [Cuanzhu (BL 2) and Yintang (EX-HN 3)], V2 dermatome [Taiyang (EX-HN 5)], and C2 dermatome [Fengchi (GB-20)].
However, an infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) was clinically apparent along dermatome T11 and 5 weeks later she reported progressive bilateral lower limb pareses with associated weakening in bladder control.
Sensory systems: Proprioception, vibration, and pinprick sensation were decreased on both lower limbs and bilateral C3-4 dermatome sensation.
Objective: Herpes zoster (HZ) is a vesicular cutaneous infection caused by reactivation of the latent varicella-zoster virus from dorsal root ganglia characterized by dermatome distribution.
Sensory involvement was localized to the left posterior lateral antebrachium and left and the right C6 dermatome as described above.
A single or a few blisters may, on the other hand, indicate Herpes Simplex, especially if they do not respect the rule of involving only the affected dermatome (ie only half of the face).
After proper washing with sterile normal saline solution the epidermis of the skin was removed with the help of dermatome and dermis was splited in the pieces of 3 x 4 cm in size.
5% lidocaine with epinephrine 1:200,000 to establish an upper sensory level at approximately the sixth thoracic dermatome.
Children who develop shingles may become unwell with headache, fever, and pain prior to the development of the classic rash, which is localised to a dermatome (area of skin supplied by an individual sensory nerve).
Appendices provide a glossary, an atlas of the brain, dermatome maps, atlases of normal and pathologic MRIs and computed tomography scans, and notes on medical trivia.
A previously healthy 22-month-old female sustained multiple traumatic injuries, including traumatic brain injury and a thoracic level 2 (T2) spinal cord injury (SCI), resulting in complete paraplegia, with no sensation below the T2 dermatome area and with no volitional movement in the bilateral lower extremities.
With the VZV, a thoracic dermatome is usually affected.
Radicu- Radiating pain at rest that Localized weakness and lopathy follows a specific diminished reflexes in dermatome.