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Synonyms for nidus

a central point or locus of an infection in an organism

a nest in which spiders or insects deposit their eggs

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Subsequent MRI and digital subtraction angiography showed a right temporal AVM with the nidus dimension approximately 2 cm and branches supplied mainly from the right middle cerebral artery, some smaller branches from the right posterior communicating artery, and drainage through the basal vein of Rosenthal into the sinus rectus (modified Spetzler-Martin AVM grade 2) (Figures 3 and 4).
22,23) Solubilized in DMSO, it polymerizes from outside in allowing further penetration into the nidus.
It's like a low-pressure sump and it will recruit collaterals vigorously, so you have to eliminate that nidus.
Abstract: Standard permanent electronic hardware implants act as a nidus for infection; bacteria form biofilms along percutaneous wires, or seed haematogenously, with the potential to migrate within the body and provoke immune-mediated pathological tissue reactions.
We have described an infant with a MSSA brain abscess without any known nidus of infection or other major risk factor, aside from a history of prematurity and very low birth weight.
8 In addition, Mackie et al demonstrated that non-absorbable suture materials can act as a nidus for the bile stone formation, if they are exposed to the bile duct lumen.
Stone formation occurs via the deposition of calcium phosphate and an organic matrix of carbohydrates and amino acids around a nidus of debris or other material.
An important nidus of the VHA's effort lies in the Pain Research Working Group (PRWG), led by Dr.
However, in cases of small bones or when the lesion is located on the bone surface, signs inflammation of the periosteum are present without the characteristic nidus and diagnosis is harder.
Transplant medicine immediately took the patient to the operating room for a nephrectomy as there was concern the kidney could become necrotic and a nidus for infection.
By being fully absorbable, there is no foreign body nidus for a potential infection, and there is no change necessary in surgical technique during change-out, upgrade or revision procedures.
The rest of the space is a typical tropical garden with ferns, Philodendron selloum, Asplenium nidus and Alocasia macrorrhizos.
2) Congenital lesions are thought to result from arrested vascular development and contain a nidus of multiple feeding arteries anastomosed to multiple draining veins.
The infection nidus of Siberian plague in Vardenis has been localized, and the whole district has been placed under