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Bonewit Chapter 10

Minor Office Surgery

A wound in which the outer layers of the skin are damaged; a scrape. ABRASION
A collection of pus in a cavity surrounded by inflamed tissue. ABSCESS
Suture material that is gradually digested by tissue enzymes and absorbed by the body. ABSORBABLE SUTURE
The process of bringing two parts, such as tissue, together through the use of sutures or other means. APPROXIMATION
A strip of woven material used to wrap or cover a part of the body. BANDAGE
The surgical removal and examination of tissue from the living body. Biopsies are generally performed to determine whether a tumor is benign or malignant. BIOPSY
The action that causes liquid to rise along a wick, a tube, or a gauze dressing. CAPILLARY ACTION
A lighted instrument with a binocular magnifying lens used to examine the vagina and cervix. COLPOSCOPE
The visual examination of the vagina and cervix using a colposcope. COLPOSCOPY
As it relates to sterile technique, to cause a sterile object or surface to become unsterile. CONTAMINATE
An injury to the tissues under the skin that causes blood vessels to rupture, allowing blood to seep into the tissues; a bruise. CONTUSION
The therapeutic use of freezing temperatures to destroy abnormal tissue. CRYOSURGERY
A discharge produced by the body's tissues. EXUDATE
An immature cell from which connective tissue can develop. FIBROBLAST
A two-pronged instrument for grasping and squeezing. FORCEPS
A localized staphylococcal infection that originates deep within a hair follicle. Also known as a boil. FURUNCLE
The arrest of bleeding by natural or artifical means. HEMOSTASIS
A clean cut caused by a cutting instrument. INCISION
The condition in which the body, or part of it, is invaded by a pathogen. INFECTION
The process by which a substance passes into and is deposited within the substance of a cell, tissue, or organ. INFILTRATION
A protective response of the body to trauma and the entance of foreign matter. The purpose of inflammation is to destroy invading microorganisms and to repair injured tissue. INFLAMMATION
A wound in which the tissues are torn apart, leaving ragged and irregular edges. LACERATION
To tie off and close a structure such as a severed blood vessel. LIGATE
A drug that produces a loss of feeling and an inability to perceive pain in only a specific part of the body. LOCAL ANESTHETIC
A broad, flat metal tray placed on a stand and used to hold sterile instruments and supplies when it has been covered with a sterile towel. MAYO TRAY
A type of biopsy in which tissue from deep within the body is obtained by the insertion of a biopsy needle through the skin. NEEDLE BIOPSY
Suture material that is not absorbed by the body and either remains permanently in the body tissue and becomes encapsulated by fibrous tissue or is removed. NONABSORBABLE SUTURE
After a surgical operation. POSTOPERATIVE
Preceding a surgical operation.. PREOPERATIVE
A wound made by a sharp pointed object piercing the skin. PUNCTURE
A surgical knife used to divide tissues. SCALPEL
A cutting instrument. SCISSORS
A thin, closed sac or capsule that contains fatty secretions from a sebaceous gland. SEBACEOUS CYST
The clear, straw-colored part of the blood that remains after the solid elements have been separated out of it. SERUM
Free of all living microorganisms and bacterial spores. STERILE
Practices that keep objects and areas sterile or free from microorganisms. SURGICAL ASEPSIS
Material used to approximate tissues with surgical stiches. SUTURES
A needle with suturing material permanently attached to its end. SWAGED NEEDLE
A break in the continuity of an external or internal surface caused by physical means. WOUND
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