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kinn's Chapter 56

abscesses Localized collections of pus that may be under the skin or deep within the body and that cause tissue destruction.
cannula A rigid tube that surrounds a blunt trocar or a sharp, pointed trocar inserted into the body; when withdrawn, fluid may escape from the body through the cannula, depending on where it was inserted.
curettage The act of scraping a body cavity with a surgical instrument.
dilation The opening or widening of the circumference of a body orifice with a specialized instrument.
dissect To cut or separate tissue with a cutting instrument or scissors.
fascia A sheet or band of fibrous tissue deep in the skin that covers muscles and body organs.
obturator A metal rod with a smooth, rounded tip that is placed in hollow instruments to reduce injury to body tissues during insertion.
patency Open condition of a body cavity or canal.
stylus A metal probe that is inserted into or passed through a catheter, needle, or tube used for clearing purposes or to facilitate passage into a body orifice.
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