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marsupialization

(mär-sōō′pē-ə-lĭ-zāshən)
n.
  1. Surgical alteration of a cyst or similar enclosed cavity by making an incision and suturing the flaps to the adjacent tissue, creating a pouch.
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  • When there is much oozing the capsule is treated on the plan known as marsupialization.

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)

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