scar tissue


  1. connective tissue that has contracted and become dense and fibrous.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of scar tissue1

First recorded in 1870–75

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Example Sentences

“The scar tissue and the fibrous structures from the surgeries now compresses my carotid artery,” Wilson says.

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You might also find more diffuse patches of scar tissue in the heart muscle, which can either be the result of a temporary shortage of oxygen or the after-effects of a mild bout of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle.

In Sharma’s group of 152 masters athletes, 11 percent had diffuse patches of scar tissue.

When he started feeling chest pain again and returned for the checkup, doctors instructed him not to take part in any physical activity for the next six months because there was still scar tissue on his heart.

Brain radiation damaged my vision, my hearing and my hormones, and its long-term effect on the scar tissue in my brain is possibly why I’m epileptic.

And Hagel was changed, in large measure, because he bore within him intellectual (and physical) scar tissue from Vietnam.

Norman survived a six-hour operation in early October 2007 to remove the scar tissue on his lungs.

My fingers went up and stroked, musingly, the ridge of scar tissue along my mouth.

There is often much irregular scar tissue about the opening, which may cause additional difficulty at the operation.

High on his right temple was an old radiation burn, a sunburst of pink scar tissue.

The V-shaped flap is dissected up and the lid liberated from the underlying scar tissue.

Concurrently and by the same process the external clot is converted into scar tissue.