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Related to perforation: perforation of the uterus, Intestinal perforation, Tympanic membrane perforation
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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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If the perforation has failed to heal or close sufficiently within six months, an operation to repair the eardrum may be performed.
During this time frame, 107 patients were discharged from BUMC with a diagnosis of colonic perforation from all causes.
Numerous case reports describe the difficulty in the radiographic diagnosis of small bowel perforations with studies showing the accuracy of CT-detected small bowel perforation to range from 33% to 94%.
0)--who had fungal otitis externa that had been complicated by a tympanic membrane perforation.
For example, 35 women who experienced perforation were breastfeeding at the time of insertion, and 25 of those were breastfeeding at least six times daily.
4,6] Iatrogenic colonic perforation is a serious but rare complication of PCNL.
Organ perforation is defined as the penetration of the wall of a hollow organ in the body.
Andaz and Sainathan's analysis of 35 cases of esophageal perforation from 22 studies.
Gloves were tested for perforation utilizing the method defined by the USFDA in the Federal Register.
While there are numerous causes of pneumoperitoneum, gastric perforation is more likely to result in the football sign than small bowel perforation, because gastric perforations are usually associated with release of a larger amount of free air.
Postoperative assessment of the specimens determined whether membrane perforation had occurred.
This can result in a wide range of clinical presentations ranging from asymptomatic worm infestation to intestinal obstruction, perforation, especially ileal, and bleeding [2].
8) Orthopaedic procedures involving bone cuts and fracture reduction represent the highest risk for glove perforation with reported rates ranging from 12% to 37.
The energy loss is caused by a so-called resistance which includes resistance to fluid flow in the formation, across perforation and along wellbore, see Figure 1.
2) The Royal College of Surgeons comparative ENT audit published in 1993 suggested that perforation closure could be expected in 65% of cases, with hearing improvement in 53%, (3) but a study in 2002 proposed that the success rate for myringoplasty among British surgeons ranged between 74% (small perforation) and 56% (large perforation).