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Synonyms for perforation

an opening, especially in a solid structure

a small mark or hole made by a sharp, pointed object

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a line of small holes for tearing at a particular place

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a hole made in something

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the act of punching a hole (especially a row of holes as for ease of separation)

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Nasal septal perforation in systemic lupus erythematosus.
Its advantages are that it can be harvested through same post aural or endaural incision of tympanoplasty, available in sufficient amount, its basal metabolic rate and thickness have great resemblance with TM.5 However the drawbacks of fascia graft are high failure rate in atelectatic drum, retraction pocket, subtotal or total perforation and malfunctioning eustachian tube.
Perforation with preexisting or congenital hearing loss, patients with sensory-neural hearing loss, patients with traumatic perforation and residual perforation in acute otitis media and patients with squamosal disease were excluded from our study.
The site and the size of the perforation, whether or not it contacts the manubrium mallei, as well as the volume of the middle ear and of the mastoid are some of the factors that affect the level of the hearing loss (2).
All of the patients underwent emergency exploratory laparotomy through a midline incision, with primary repair of the perforation and addition of omental patch in cases of duodenal perforation.
Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed with a suspicion of iatrogenic esophageal perforation. Approximately 17 cm from the incisive teeth, a perforation site with a diameter of 1.5 cm was observed (Figure 1b).
Rarely gall bladder disease may present as perforation. Niemeier classified perforation into three sub types.1 The authors would like to report a case of a 65 year old male patient who presented with spontaneous acute perforation of the gallbladder as the initial presentation of gall bladder disease.
Zheng reported that the spontaneous healing rate increases with time, but lowers with the rise in the perforation size.
Computer tomography (CT) scan abdomen revealed retroperitoneal air and fluid collection which is the typical imaging features of Stapfer's Type II perforation [Figure 1]a.
Root perforations have been classified by Fuss and Trope as coronal, crestal, and apical perforation: Coronal perforation--coronal to the level of crestal bone and epithelial attachment with minimal damage to the supporting tissues and easy access, crestal perforation--at the level of the epithelial attachment into the crestal bone, and apical perforation--apical to the crestal bone and the epithelial attachment.
The aim of myringoplasty or tympanoplasty type I is to close a perforation in the tympanic membrane.
It has been associated with various complications, and perforation is the most common complication (1).
However, iatrogenic colonic perforation during diagnostic colonoscopy is a potentially life-threatening and devastating adverse event that requires emergency management and can cause considerable unexpected hospitalizations and even death in healthy people [2].
Based on the historical, clinical, and laboratory data obtained, we considered intestinal perforation due to typhoid fever as the probable aetiology of peritonitis, and the aetiological differentials included perforated peptic ulcer and perforated appendix.